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This fall on ABC, Rebel Wilson's having a Super Fun Night. As you may have noticed in the trailer, fun is a relative term, but what's clear is that shenanigans will ensue, which - at the very least - will translate to funny for viewers as Wilson and her co-stars Liza Lapira and Lauren Ash play three best friends who aim to have a super fun night every Friday night. It's a ritual the trio have had for thirteen years, but times may be changing when Wilson's Kimmie lands a big promotion.
Here's the official description for the series, which has been given a prime spot in ABC's Wednesday night comedy block, following Modern Family.
Junior attorney Kimmie Boubier (Rebel Wilson) and her two best friends, Helen-Alice (Liza Lapira) and Marika (Lauren Ash), have had a standing date every Friday night for the last 13 years. They even have a motto for what they call "Friday Night Fun Night": "Always together! Always Inside!" However Kimmie's recent promotion throws a monkey wrench into the tradition. Not only is she now working with her idol, "Lady Lawyer of the Year" Felicity Vanderstone (Kelen Coleman), but she meets a dashingly handsome British attorney, Richard Lovell (Kevin Bishop), who invites her to his party at a trendy club. Determined to spend time with Richard and heed Felicity's advice to network, Kimmie sets out to convince her friends to take Super Fun Night on the road.
"Super Fun Night" stars Rebel Wilson ("Pitch Perfect," "Bridesmaids") as Kimmie, Lauren Ash ("Lars and the Real Girl") as Marika, Liza Lapira ("Don't Trust the B-in Apt. 23") as Helen-Alice, Kelen Coleman ("The Newsroom") as Felicity and Kevin Bishop ("Star Stories") as Richard.
"Super Fun Night" was written and co-executive produced by Rebel Wilson. Executive producers are Conan O'Brien, David Kissinger and director John Riggi ("30 Rock"). "Super Fun Night" is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Conaco and Warner Bros. Television.
As the description mentions, Kelen Coleman is also among the cast. Not only did she make us laugh in her recurring role as Isabel in The Office, but she also recently appeared in HBO's The Newsroom and Fox's The Mindy Project.
Super Fun Night seems to be a shift away from the family-focused comedy we've come to see on ABC on Wednesday night, but it certainly looks funny enough. As a fan of Wilson (Bridesmaids, Pitch Perfect), i was on board the moment I heard she was doing a TV show. The trailer lives up to the expectations fans have probably set, knowing her goofy, awkward and fearless brand of humor.
ABC has Super Fun Night scheduled to air Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET. Check out the full ABC Fall 2013 schedule here.
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