The Fate of Susan 313

A year ago (18 August 2011), reported that tv networks were in a bidding war over Sarah’s then yet-to-be produced tv series, eventually titled Susan 313. Among the executive producers at the helm were Hollywood heavyweights Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, with 20th Century Fox TV joining their Imagine Television. Subsequently, it was reported that NBC had a “put-pilot” commitment for the series, which means the network would have to pay a financial penalty if it didn’t air the pilot. Alas, NBC chose not move it forward to their fall 2012 season.

One columnist, lamenting that the promising program would not air, described it as having been “created by Sarah Silverman and her frequent collaborators Dan Sterling and Jon Schroeder, Susan 313 starred Silverman as a newly-single woman returning to her old life and apartment after a long-term relationship falls apart. Silverman recruited talented comedy buddies like Tig Notaro, June Diane Raphael, and Harris Wittels and Lost’s Ken Leung to round out the cast.” Jeff Goldblum was signed for the pilot to play her ex (i.e., the Jimmy Kimmel role in this “loosely based on her life” chronicle).

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