TVLine Items: Sarah Silverman Comedy to NBC, Ewan McGregor Joins HBO Drama and More!

Sarah Silverman’s buzzy comedy pilot has been given the green light by NBC. Per Deadline, the untitled potential series — loosely based on the comic’s own life — centers on a woman readjusting to being single after getting out of a serious relationship.

Silverman co-wrote the project, which Ron Howard will executive-produce.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• Ewan McGregor (Moulin Rouge!) has joined the cast of the HBO drama pilot The Corrections, playing the middle-aged son of Chris Cooper and Dianne Wiest’s respective characters, Deadline reports. The project, based on the acclaimed Jonathan Franzen novel, follows an elderly Midwest couple and their three children who look back on their lives together from the mid-20th century to their final Christmas.

• NBC has ordered two additional episodes of the Will Arnett/Christina Applegate-starrer Up All Night, bringing its freshman order to 24 installments.

CSI: NY alum Vanessa Ferlito has been cast in White Collar creator Jeff Eastin’s upcoming drama for USA Network, per Deadline. The pilot follows several agents across various federal and local government agencies, with Ferlito playing a “strong-willed” DEA agent.

Southland alumna Roxana Brusso has booked a recurring gig on Fox’s midseason drama Touch. According to, Brusso will play a physical therapist at a facility caring for Kiefer Sutherland’s son.

• NBC has picked up a human-puppet project from the Jim Henson Co., titled The New Nabors, a comedy about a group of people who move in next door to a house full of plushy characters.

• Comedian Caroline Rhea has landed a role on USA Network’s untitled Nathan Lane-starring comedy, per Deadline. She’ll play the sister of Lane’s Jasper.

• Bravo has announced that beginning Jan. 8, 2012, its bi-weekly gabfest Watch What Happens: Live! will air new episodes five nights a week, with host Andy Cohen continuing at the helm.

Which TVLine Items have you talking today?

Comments (8)

  • Soooooooooo excited bout the New Nabors!

    Comment by Mark – November 22, 2011 03:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’d be more excited for a return of The Muppet Show. After last week’s SNL, I realized how incredible it could be to bring that back.

      Comment by Matt – November 25, 2011 06:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why does NBC keep getting more shows if they bench community 2 give room 2 30 rock so where r they going 2 place all these new shows

    Comment by me – November 22, 2011 03:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Out of all the things that Ewan has been in you chose Moulin Rouge? Not Trainspotting? Or even the Star Wars prequels?

    Comment by AJN – November 22, 2011 04:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • If you’re going to criticize Meg’s choice of movies, maybe you shouldn’t suggest an even more obscure title :)

      Comment by Lauren – November 23, 2011 07:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I wouldn’t call Trainspotting obscure. It put Ewan McGregor on the map.

        Comment by aleksa – November 23, 2011 01:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Moulin Rouge was one Ewan’s best performances!

      Comment by A5 – November 23, 2011 11:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So NBC wants to make a comeback and they give Silverman a series? The Peacock network cannot be that serious if they give a no talent twit like Sarah a series.

    Comment by L – November 23, 2011 08:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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