Pilot News: ABC Orders Female-Centric Comedies From Suburgatory, Awkward EPs

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logo-abc-300ABC may be getting a dose of Selfie awareness this fall.

The network has ordered Suburgatory creator Emily Kapnek‘s half-hour, single-camera comedy pilot, which puts a modern, social-media twist on My Fair Lady.

Selfie is being billed as the story of “a self-obsessed 20-something woman who is more concerned with ‘likes’ than being liked. After suffering a very public and humiliating breakup, she becomes the subject of a viral video and suddenly has more social media ‘followers’ than she ever imagined — but for all the wrong reasons. She enlists the help of a marketing expert at her company to help repair her tarnished image.”

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If it’s ordered to series, Selfie sounds like a potential timeslot companion for ABC’s other pilot order from today, another half-hour, single-camera comedy called Damaged Goods, from Awkward creator Lauren Iungerich. That project is described as delving into “the sexual politics that have changed between men and women in this post-feminist era.”

Excited about one or both of these pilot orders? Any thoughts on possible casting? (Surely Ugly Betty‘s Becki Newton should be on the radar, no?) Sound off in the comments!

Comments (13)

  • 20-something comedy on ABC? Canceled by midseason. Probably more marketable on The CW.. if they ever decide to do comedies again.
    I suppose this means it may take Suburgatory’s spot perhaps when it gets canceled.

    Comment by Will – January 30, 2014 11:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Only on The CW, the 20somethings would all be played by 30somethings!

      Comment by Zach – January 30, 2014 11:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • That joke was funnier back in 1991.

        Comment by alistaircrane – January 30, 2014 01:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Hey, it still applies. Just look at Rachel Bilson.

          Comment by Zach – January 30, 2014 05:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Uh what? Bilson was born in 1981 and Zoe Hart was born in 1982. They’re literally a year apart and both over thirty. So what are you talking about now?

            Comment by B – January 30, 2014 09:54 PM PDT  
          • Seriously? My bad. Let me change that to Robbie Amell. Are we actually supposed to believe he’s in high school?

            Comment by Zach – January 31, 2014 09:02 AM PDT  
          • Okay, that one’s fair

            Comment by b – January 31, 2014 02:39 PM PDT  
  • Love both Suburgatory and Awkward, so would definitely give these a shot if t hey get picked up.

    Comment by KSM – January 30, 2014 12:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t know why they’d sign a new comedy from the creator of Suburgatory, when it is on the verge of cancellation every season. It seems to get shuffled around a lot.

    Comment by Heathers – January 30, 2014 12:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well, they’re right about one thing. This certainly sounds like a “Female Centric” show.

    Comment by J.Norman – January 30, 2014 02:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Both sound interesting, the Selfie one moreso. But I’m so tired of this ‘post-feminist’ world we apparently live in. We as post-feminist as we are post-race. The phrase needs to stop. Everything is NOT all hunky dory and equal now (as that phrase implies).

    Comment by Liz – January 30, 2014 11:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Just bring back “Happy Endings”

    Comment by Emely – January 31, 2014 06:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’d prefer they just focus on keeping Suburgatory instead of messing it over with half-seasons and so on.

    Comment by HTGR – February 2, 2014 10:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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