'Doctor Who' Companion Lands Lead Role in ABC Project EW

An actress who is a fan favorite for her role in "Doctor Who" is poised for a return to television as the lead in a new ABC project.’s Inside TV reports that Karen Gillan -- Amy Pond in “Doctor Who” -- is set to star in “Selfie,” which comes from “Suburgatory” creator Emily Kapnek.

"The single-cam comedy, said to be inspired by 'My Fair Lady,' centers on a self-obsessed 20-something woman named Eliza Dooley (Gillan), who is more concerned with 'likes' than being liked," the EW story reports. "In the pilot, a video of her very public and humiliating breakup goes viral and she enlists the help of a marketing expert at her company to help repair her tarnished image."

The report adds: "The announcement of the casting comes on the heels of the release of the well-received first teaser for 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' in which Gillan appears as blue-skinned alien Nebula."

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