Pilot Scoop: Ellie Kemper Circling NBC's Then-and-Now Comedy Brenda Forever

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kemper blogNBC’s newest comedy pilot Brenda Forever has ties to a Fox favorite and may feature an Office alum in the title role.

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The single-camera comedy pilot is penned and executive produced by Andrew Leeds (who plays Bones‘ big bad Pelant) and writing partner David Lampson (This One Time With Julia); The Office‘s Ellie Kemper is mulling playing the lead, TVLine has learned.

The potential series would consist of stories from Brenda Miller’s past and present, which would mesh together to give a unique portrait of how a chubby, awkward but incredibly confident 13-year-old grew up to be a 31-year-old woman who still does her own thing.

Peter Tolan (Rescue Me) also is attached to the project as an executive producer.

Comments (5)

  • Sounds like an interesting concept; and, with Ellie attached, I would give this show a chance

    Comment by Mila – January 30, 2013 01:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I always find it interesting to see how many stories about women are written by men, who know nothing about what it’s like to be a 13 year old girl.

    Comment by Melissa – January 30, 2013 02:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Good point! I bet she ends up being super adorkable both at 13 and 31.

      Comment by tara17 – January 31, 2013 06:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love this woman. I’d follow her anywhere =)

    Comment by topoftheworld18 – January 30, 2013 06:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • love her!!!

    Comment by Elyse – January 31, 2013 04:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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