NBC to Make Sarah Silverman Comedy Pilot

by | November 22, 2011 at 2:43 PM | TV News

Sarah Silverman (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Sarah Silverman (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Not content to have just crass comedian Whitney Cummings on its network, NBC has ordered a pilot from the woman who’s been doing “the Whitney thing” since Whitney was a pre-teen. That’s right, folks: The Peacock network is making a pilot with Sarah Silverman.

The pilot is being produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, as well as Silverman and Dan Sterling, according to Deadline. The story will be about a woman who’s trying to figure out how to be single again after being in a long-term, living-together relationship. Just think of what “Whitney” would look like if she ticked her live-in boyfriend off for the last time, but much funnier, and you’ll get the idea.

Silverman definitely has the life experience to write about this topic, and Sterling and fellow producer Jon Schroeder wrote and produced “The Sarah Silverman Program” with her, a show that got a few Emmy nominations despite the fact that it was on Comedy Central. So with the combination of Silverman’s team and the team behind “Arrested Development,” it seems like the chances of ratings-challenged NBC ordering episodes after they see the pilot are pretty good.

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