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Sarah Silverman Heading to NBC

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 18th 2011 3:15PM
Sarah SilvermanSarah Silverman has found a new home: NBC.

According to Deadline, NBC has given Silverman's latest comedy project a put pilot commitment, meaning it'll face financial penalties if it doesn't air the show.

The project, based somewhat on Silverman's life, will star the comic as a woman adjusting to single life after ending a long-term committed relationship. Silverman is writing the single-camera comedy project with Dan Sterling and Jon Schroeder. The trio previously worked together on 'The Sarah Silverman Program.'

'The Sarah Silverman Program' ran for three seasons on Comedy Central before being canceled in 2010. Since then, Silverman has kept busy voicing a character on 'Bob's Burgers' and appearing on 'The Good Wife.'

'The Office' star Rainn Wilson tweeted his tongue-in-cheek congratulations to Silverman. "Yay @SarahKSilverman - you're joining our awesome, totally not-dysfunctional National Broadcasting Corporation!"

Silverman joins two other well-known female comedians at NBC. Whitney Cummings is starring in her own self-titled sitcom premiering in September, while Chelsea Handler is producing and co-starring in an adaptation of her best-selling book 'Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea' set to debut mid-season on the Peacock network.

Tell us: Do you think NBC is the right fit for the notoriously boundary-pushing Silverman?

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Sarah Silverman is a vile anti-Christian, liberal, secular Jew who tries to be a comedian. Her blasphemy and mockery of Jesus is legendary and fully intended to be offensive. She's exemplary of Hollywood's exclusion of "gentiles" and their contempt for America and it's values. I see bad things coming her way in the future. May God have mercy on her soul.

November 19 2011 at 4:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nobody

After almost 3 years past how much anti-Bush are we going to see? If she keeps her liberal biassness then she'll flop as bad as the Democrat Congressional re-elections.

August 25 2011 at 11:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joel

I just don't get this gal's humor.

August 19 2011 at 10:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Matt Dougherty

Would love to see this jewish girl naked !

August 19 2011 at 10:11 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
gigi10

comedy central was smart enought to cancel her show. one less show to watch on nbc. Hard to belive they cant promote show for the thinking public..

August 19 2011 at 9:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
auctionsurplus

Goodbye NBC

August 19 2011 at 9:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bonnie

NBC, is like a child that doesn't care what kind of attention they are getting, negative or positive as long as someone is WATCHING! And Yes, their "series" are copies of old shows that worked 30 yrs. ago. No creativity so NBC and Hollywood keep RE-making movies from old TV series{Bewitched, Batman, Superman, Mission Impossible) or RE-making a good movie into a bad movie (Stepford Wives) Hey, lets get a really dirty-mouthed woman comedien, Kathy Griffin wannabe, and give her a show! That will increase our ratings in the Bars!
NBC=No Body Cares!

August 19 2011 at 9:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
buzfromjersey

A newly single 30-ish woman restarts her life after the breakup of a long term relationship. Hmmm. didn't they do this one already? I believe it was called "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." Will she have cynical, sarcastic sidekicks and a gruff but loveable boss? Everything old is new again.

August 19 2011 at 9:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
encadadiablo

NBC hasn't exactly been known for quality programming lately--this proves it. Why any network would put this disgusting excuse for a comic on the roster is beyond me. If anybody actually gives two squirts about this idiot and her so-called humor, let them revel in the five minutes her pathetic show will last. As for intelligent human beings, we'll graciously decline the offer to be grossed out by the sight (and sound) of her 'show'.

August 19 2011 at 9:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
nikki

I wont be watching

August 19 2011 at 9:12 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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