Comedy Central Rejectee Sarah Silverman Is Moving to the Sitcom Big Leagues

… A "major bidding war" is underway for a new, single-camera comedy co-written by and starring Sarah Silverman. The show, about "a woman readjusting to the single life after a decade-long live-in relationship," is being produced by Imagine TV, and has Imagine head Ron Howard so excited, he's been tagging along on pitches. This makes me extremely happy, but a close friend said he'd rather "burn in a slow fire like a pig" than watch this show. So I accept that there will be a variety of reactions to this news. [Deadline]

… The unholy trinity of Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson have all signed on for another super-duper season of American Idol. Producers wanted a multi-year commitment from Lopez, but only got one year. Salary: $20 million, up from $12 million last season, or four times the amount needed to eradicate starvation in Somalia. But she’s worth it! [LA Times]

… Fox’s two-hour MasterChef finale drew big numbers on Tuesday: 7 million viewers in the 18-to-49 demo. Meanwhile, NBC’s America’s Got Talent hit a season low, but still won the night. And congrats to former Miss Delaware Jennifer Behm. You are the ChefMaster. (Am I the Gatekeeper?) [NY Times]

… Here's some happy casting news for nostalgic Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans: Charisma Carpenter and James Marsters have booked guest-starring roles in Supernatural’s seventh season. Marsters will play a man married to a witch, who in turn will played by Carpenter, in an episode producers are describing as “Bewitched gone wrong.” This HAS to be better than Carpenter's last job. [TVLine]

… It’s been an ugly day of updates in the Russell Armstrong suicide case. Bravo has halted production on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and ordered everyone involved with the show to say nothing. Taylor Armstrong was present when her ex-husband’s body was discovered. And Russell’s family is considering taking legal action against Bravo. Said his step-brother: “Everyone in the family thinks that Bravo is to blame.” [Radar]

… Cartoon Network has announced return date for Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The show's fourth season will debut the first of its 22 all-new episodes during a one-hour event airing Friday, September 16, at 8pm. [starwars.com]

… Remember how Disney was trying to copyright the name “SEAL Team 6” after the Osama bin Laden assassination? Well, now we know why: Jerry Bruckheimer has set up a Navy SEAL drama at ABC. [Deadline]

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Disney was WHAT??!! Srsly, that's actually worse than Sarah Silverman on valuable air time...
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How does Sarah Silverman keep getting gigs like this? Did she make a deal with a crossroads demon? She's not all amusing. At least not to me. Big skip on her show or.. anything with her in it.
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Sweet. Finally a comment with which I agree. She sucks, blows, exhausts, gags, etc. Pitifully ineffective and the liberals keep tossing her shows. Ugh, liberals.
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I can safely say that anything Sarah Silverman is in will be awful.
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You're being too kind.
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I sense one hell of a Supernatural episode coming up :)
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Great Supernatural news! Thank god Charisma Carpenter is doing something better.
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sarah silverman is disgusting and not funny in the least.
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Your comment is infinity times funnier than anything that's ever left her lips. The only network worthy of her "contributions" would be MSNBC. Right after Al Sharpton's show for a bang-up doubleheader. Ugh, liberals.
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All right, she's bad ! I agree with you, but what the hell does it have to do with the fact that she/her employer are liberals ? Is she bad BECAUSE she's a liberal ? Are you trying to say that only right wing networks take good decisions ? Has Fox never canceled any show you liked ? And mostly, why do you bring political polarity into this ? Ugh right wing nuts...
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GREAT news for Supernatural. First Jewel State from Firefly..now Marsters and Carpenter from Buffy. Good Deal
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Can't wait for James Marsters and Charisma Carpenter on Supernatural! My two favorite shows combined... sigh. My brother is going to go crazy-happy over this too. Thanks for putting the 20 million into perspective, keep doing that and maybe someday someone who is in charge will listen...
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Won't happen, only evil corporate CEOs get hammered for making large $. You can be a 60 year old CEO of a business that employs thousands working 50 hour weeks and dealing with infinite stress and pressure and the liberals go crazy. But if you're a Hollywood liberal who judges amateur singers one f*cking hour a week, you're golden. Same as Leo making $77,000,000 in one year. What a saint, right?
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never found her funny i'd rather watch family guy or tosh.O(and i dislike those almost as much as her) than her crap
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I was surprised after reading all the comments about Sarah Silverman. I loved her Sarah Silverman show on comedy network it was freaking hilarious. Plus, I have seen her during the Letterman, Leno, and Conan shows and I have always found her to be quite funny in a way that shows that her humour is not fake but real. But of course I must also mention the fact that I find her to be very beautiful and I guess one could make the agruement that because I think she is sexy I look past any short commings in terms of behaviour and personality...My rebuttal put forth is thus: I learned along time ago that the more beautiful a woman is, the greater the chance is that they have an equal and sometimes greater amount of uglyiness on the inside. This lead me to train myself to always look past the exterior first and from what I can tell...Sarah does not have the Arch-typical female persona of a beautiful woman....SO THERE ;).
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You got SOLD!
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I think the only "comedian" who was/is worse than SS is Carlos Mencia. They're both embarrassments to their profession.
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Cordy and Spike on SPN, awesome!!! Can't wait. Also lol @ Ghostbusters reference :)
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boo masterchef us has been spoiled!!!!
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Why? Just because it was obvious that the single mom was going to win? Gee, scripted reality. Who knew?
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Personally, I can't stand Sarah Silverman but I am happy to see Buffy alums headed to Supernatural. That's awesome news.
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God, Silverman is such an untalented hack. She's the female version of Dane Cook. Why people think she's funny is so beyond me... Excited about Charisma Carpenter being on Supernatural though. Season seven promises to be complete crap but it'll be nice to see her in an episode.
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Sarah Silverman annoys me to no end so i'll definitely not be watching her show. Super excited about the Buffy guest stars on Supernatural though - i can't wait for this to air!
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Never seen it before, but I'm gonna watch Supernatural just for that ep
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I love Sarah Silverman. I know she's not everyone's cup of tea but I think she's hilarious. But then again, I also like Chelsea Handler, Maragret Cho, Kathy Griffin, Ricky Gervais, Russell Brand, Bo Burnham and other comedians who offend the majority of the country and who most claim aren't funny.
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We get it, any liberal will do.
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I think all those comedians you mentioned are funny precisely because of the reason most people think they aren't. I think it's because most people are morons.
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including you?
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including you?
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To each their own...I do think most people are morons, but because they don't find those niche comedians funny? hmmmmm



Sarah I can take in small doses, she seems to just go way over the top and I find it annoying, like Dane Cook lol. Sure I'll take some heat for that comparison. Anyways, on that list, Ricky Gervais is the only one I find entertaining. My favs would be Russel Peters, Louis C.K., Larry David, the entire cast of It's Always Sunny in Philly, George Carlin, Eddie Murphy (old school).



I just think that if someone makes you laugh then go with it and not judge people for their choices in comedy.
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For the most part, I think Silverman is quite funny. But the show sounds bad: I imagine it'll be kind of like a mix between Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea and Whitney... which sucks because I think Sarah is certainly funnier than both Chelsea and Whitney.
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-She's not funny at all. I will not watch her show when it airs. If only there was a block for it.

-That news about Supernatural's guest stars makes me so happy!

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Two of my favourite Buffy/Angel actors are going to be on my favourite show?! To say I'm thrilled would be a huge understatement
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