Originally developed as a multi-camera sitcom for CBS last year, female-centric comedy Super Fun Night has been given the green light to produce a single-camera pilot by ABC.
Executive produced by Conan O'Brien and his Conaco Productions, the project was written by Australian comedian Rebel Wilson, who was a standout cast member of 2011's Bridesmaids in the small role of Brynn, sister and roommate of Matt Lucas' character Gil.
Super Fun Night will star the bubbly Wilson as one of three nerdy female friends who vow to embark on a "funcomfortable" quest to have "super fun" every Friday night.
In the CBS pilot, her friends were played by Jenny Slate (Saturday Night Live, Bored To Death) and Edi Patterson, but the roles will be recast for the ABC version. Few rejected pilots ever get a second look, but there were several networks interested in the seemingly failed project as it was one of the most talked-about pilots after the upfronts.
ABC head Paul Lee had expressed his plans to build a block of edgy young ensemble comedies around Happy Endings and Don't Trust The B---- In Apartment 23, which will be paired together on Tuesday nights with new episodes premiering in October. By switching to the single-camera format favored by the alphabet network, Super Fun Night could fit right in.
Sounds like a female Big Bang Theory to me. After seeing her on a couple of talk shows, I think Rebel Wilson has a likable personality and can be very funny. Are you looking forward to her first American television vehicle?