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Elizabeth Banks is a funny woman. We've seen her demonstrate her sense of humor on screen in various comedic roles in feature films, and more recently she's put her talent to good use as a producer on the music-focused comedy Pitch Perfect, in addition to playing a small but memorable role in the film. We should also expect to see her back in her role as Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and she's credited as a director in the whacky looking comedy Movie 43. It seems like she has her hands full these days, and yet it looks like she's also looking to extend her talents to television. Of course, we've seen her on the small screen in her role as Avery Jessup in 30 Rock, but this latest venture puts her behind the scenes.
Deadline reports that Banks is set to executive produce a TV comedy project for CBS. The untitled comedy is written by Elizabeth Wright Shapiro and follows an Ivy League feminist who moves to Los Angeles and is set up to room with two "Play Boy Bunny type females." All three women have their sights on becoming modern, empowered women but their definition of that apparently differs.
There's a distinct situation-comedy tone to the set-up, but it certainly fits with the current trend of single females on the rise, which we're seeing in shows like The Mindy Project, New Girl and 2 Broke Girls, so maybe this one will manage to find a spot on the line-up. Banks has proven to be especially funny and it's great to see her branching out even more with her talent.
Banks and Shapiro worked together on Movie 43, a comedy that features numerous vignettes and a bevy of well-known Hollywood stars (including Banks). If you haven't seen that trailer, check that out here.