The “b@#$%” has found a new gig.
Krysten Ritter has been tapped to star in “Assistance,” NBC’s adaptation of a Leslye Headland play.
ABC axed “Don’t Trust the B@#$% in Apartment 23” three weeks ago, which Ritter starred in.
Ritter will play Nora, an assistant juggling the demands of an overbearing boss while trying to balance her own life.
Nora’s described as a “magnetic, hyperactive workaholic, with a sex appeal directly proportional to her anxiety level. Having fallen in love with the magic of moviemaking, she’s the overworked, harried, possibly happy personal assistant to a mercurial producer. But Nora tries (and usually fails) to have a personal life on the side, and is having a passionate affair with equally-busy med student Jeremy.”
Headland (“Bachelorette”) wrote the script and will exec produce the single camera comedy from Universal Television along with Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy and Owen Burke.
Ritter has also appeared in “Shopaholic,” “Breaking Bad” and “27 Dresses.” She also wrote the screenplay for 2011’s “Life Happens.” MTV passed on her pilot called “Cassandra French’s Finishing School for Boys” recently.
Ritter is represented by WME, Group Entertainment, Sanders Armstrong and Bloom Hergott.