‘Suburgatory’ Creator Finds Broadcast Home for Modern ‘My Fair Lady’ Sitcom

October 8, 2013  •  Post A Comment

The creator of "Suburgatory" has landed a big four broadcast home for her first project since that show — a new comedy inspired by "My Fair Lady," The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.

The new project, "Selfie," from Emily Kapnek, received a put pilot commitment from ABC, the story reports.

"’Selfie’ is inspired by the classic musical about a flower girl who takes speech lessons in order to pass as a ‘well-born’ lady," THR reports. "Kapnek’s modern update will tell the story of a self-obsessed 20-something woman who is more concerned with ‘likes’ than being liked. After suffering a 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."

The project, a single-camera comedy, expands Kapnek’s relationship with ABC, which renewed "Suburgatory" in May for a third season, expected to roll out in midseason.

"Kapnek will pen the script [for 'Selfie'] and executive produce via her Warner Bros. Television-based Piece of Pie Productions banner," the report adds. Kapnek’s TV credits also include "Hung" and "Parks and Recreation."

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