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'Wet Hot American Summer' Alumni Sell Sitcoms

Former counselors of Camp Firewood are moving onto bigger and better things. A talking can of vegetables tells this reporter that both Elizabeth Banks and Michael Showalter have sold separate projects to CBS and Fox, respectively.

Elizabeth Banks

Banks, most recently seen on NBC's "30 Rock" and "The Hunger Games," has teamed with Elizabeth Wright Shapiro in producing a still-untitled sitcom which Shapiro also wrote. The series will revolve around an Ivy League feminist who moves to Los Angeles to pursue a career in academia and ends up moving in with two "Playboy" style models. Allegedly, Banks' character will perpetually taste like a burger, though my sources may be steering me in the wrong direction on that point. While the three women have little in common, each of the characters will be striving in a different way to empower themselves in a male-dominated world.

Meanwhile over at Fox, Showalter has teamed with Christina Lee on "My Boss Is My Roommate," a single-camera comedy series. As the title implies, the series centers on an odd couple of an entitled boss moving in with his reluctant but loyal female employee. No word on whether the titular boss will be old enough to remember making drawings at camp... CAVE drawings! Lee served as executive producer at Comedy Central while Showalter was working on "Michael & Michael Have Issues," his sketch comedy series with Michael Ian Black.

Aaaaand that's all for the "Wet Hot American Summer" references, dear readers! Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

- The State
- Elizabeth Banks
- Michael Showalter

Written by: kyleiam
Oct 6th, 2012, 12:43 am


Message Posted On Oct 7th, 2012, 1:28 am
Nice, that's good news. I've been a fan of Elizabeth Banks ever since the 'Wainy Days' days, and am hoping to see her featured regularly on a show in which she has creative control.
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