Busy day in Hollywood, with NBC now picking up shows for the new Fall season. Comedian Whitney Cummings' pilot has just been ordered to series. The comedienne plays one half of a committed couple who deals with the everyday complications of life. Sounds groundbreaking.
Don't get me wrong. I adore Whitney. I always knew her ballsy wit and those gorgeous cheekbones would get her places, but this premise is a little staid. So, hopefully, thunderbolts of brilliant comedic scripture and eye boinking timing and chemistry can give this show a foundation.
Late minute update reveals that Christina Applegate's pilot has been picked up. It will be called Up All Night, and is about a single mom raising her kid.
Most likely this is the start of NBC's effort to build an all ladies block of comedy.
Source: Deadline Hollywood Daily