NBC Greenlights New Sarah Silverman Pilot

The actress and comedian may return to TV next fall.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

It seems like nothing can keep Sarah Silverman down.

Over a year after Comedy Central canceled "The Sarah Silverman Program," Silverman has just picked a pilot commitment for her new sitcom, which is currently untitled. According to Deadline, the premise for the series is loosely based on Silverman's life and would follow her as she portrays "a woman readjusting to the single life after a decade-long live-in relationship." Silverman will write the script with Dan Sterling and Jon Schroeder, who previously worked with Silverman on her Comedy Central series.

NBC picked up the script back in August after a fierce bidding war. Ron Howard's Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV are producing the series, with Howard, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo also on board as executive producers.

Since the end of her Comedy Central series, Silverman has made guest turns on "The Good Wife," "The League" and "Bored To Death." Prior to that, she had well received appearances on "Monk," "Mr. Show," "Seinfeld" and "Entourage." Silverman also starred in the controversial stand-up comedy concert film, "Jesus is Magic." Additionally, Silverman won an Emmy Award for her parody song, "I'm F**king Matt Damon," which debuted on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

It has also been noted that Silverman's brand of comedy is similar to that of Whitney Cummings and Chelsea Handler; which suggests that the network could have a female driven comedy block on its hands next fall if both "Whitney" and "Are You There, Chelsea?" are renewed by NBC.


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