NBC Wins Bidding War for Sitcom

Aug 18, 2011  •  Post A Comment

NBC has won the bidding war for a sitcom to star a high-profile stand-up comedienne, reports Deadline.com.

According to the article, "After a bidding war, NBC has snagged [Sarah] Silverman [for a] single-camera comedy project with a hefty put pilot commitment." We previously reported on the bidding war between NBC and ABC for the show.

The story adds, "Loosely based on Silverman’s life, the untitled single-camera comedy stars the comedian as a woman readjusting to the single life after a decade-long live-in relationship. Silverman is writing with Dan Sterling and Jon Schroeder, who were writer-producers on her self-titled Comedy Central series."

Silverman famously had a long live-in relationship with Jimmy Kimmel.

The article, by Nellie Andreeva, also notes, "At NBC, Silverman joins two other female comedians known for their raunchy, no-holds-barred standup: [Whitney] Cummings, creator and star of her own eponymous comedy series on NBC, which launches this fall, and [Chelsea] Handler, who is behind another upcoming sitcom on the network."

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