Sarah Silverman Lands At NBC

The popular comedian will star in a new pilot for a potential return to TV.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Last year, Comedy Central canceled "The Sarah Silverman Program" after three seasons. But that doesn't mean that Sarah Silverman is done with television.

According to Deadline, NBC has signed Silverman to produce a pilot for a new potential TV series loosely based on Silverman's life. Silverman will star as a woman returning to single status after ending a serious relationship that lasted ten years. Silverman will also write the pilot with  Dan Sterling and Jon Schroeder, who previously worked with her on "The Sarah Silverman Program."

The currently untitled series is being produced as a single camera sitcom with Ron Howard executive producing alongside Silverman, Sterling, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo. The project was reportedly the subject of a heated bidding war between ABC, Fox and NBC before NBC came away as the winner.

In addition to being one of the most well-known comedians in the industry, Silverman has made guest appearances on "Saturday Night Live," "Seinfeld," "Children's Hospital," "Monk," "Futurama," "Mr. Show" and "Entourage." She also starred in the controversial stand-up comedy concert film, "Jesus is Magic" and won an Emmy Award for her parody song, "I'm F**king Matt Damon," which debuted on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

Silverman's new show is likely inspired by Silverman's long relationship with Kimmel which also came to an end after five years.

If Silverman's new show goes to series, it would likely debut in the 2012/2013 TV season.


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