New TV show for Sarah Silverman

NBC signs up for pilot

Sarah Silverman is making a comeback to American TV, having sold a sitcom to the NBC network.

The as-yet untitled show will be loosely based on Sarah’s own life and is about a woman adjusting to single life after a decade-long live-onrelationship. In 2008, Silverman split from fellow comic Jimmy Kimmel after a five-year relationship.

She signed with NBC for a so-called ‘put pilot’ – which means a heavy financial penalty for the network if they don’t go ahead with a full series following the test epuisode – following a bidding war with rivals ABC and Fox.

Silverman will write the script with Dan Sterling and Jon Schroeder, who previously worked on The Sarah Silverman Program, which ran on Comedy Central from 2008 to 2010.

That show featured several controversial scenes, but the gags may have to be toned down now Silverman is moving from cable to a mainstream network.

Published: 19 Aug 2011

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