Sarah Silverman pilot lands at NBC after bidding war with FOX, ABC
NBC has acquired a new comedy from Sarah Silverman after what Deadline reports was a "major bidding war" between the peacock, ABC and FOX.
The untitled single-camera series secured a put pilot commitment from NBC, meaning once the script is delivered, it's contractually required to go into production -- significantly boosting its chances of making it to air.
Where Silverman's first series seemed to be more of an absurdist take on her life, this next loose adaptation of her own experiences follows a woman reentering single life after leaving her live-in boyfriend of a decade.
Fellow writer-producers of "The Sarah Silverman Program," Dan Sterling and Jon Schroeder, will write the pilot alongside Silverman, with Imagine TV's Brian Grazer and Ron Howard producing.
This latest move from NBC reaffirms the network's decided commitment to female stand-up comedians. Whitney Cummings' self-titled sitcom premieres this fall, with Chelsea Handler's memoir-based "Are You There Vodka, It's Me Chelsea" entering at midseason.