Official Site: http://beta.abc.go.c...super-fun-night
Junior attorney Kimmie Boubier (Rebel Wilson) and her two best friends Helen-Alice (Liza Lapira) and Marika (Lauren Ash) have had a standing date every Friday night for the last 13 years. They even have a motto for what they call “Friday Night Fun Night”: “Always together! Always Inside!” However, Kimmie’s recent promotion throws a monkey wrench into the tradition. Not only is she now working with her idol, “Lady Lawyer of the Year” Felicity Vanderstone (Kelen Coleman), but she meets a dashingly handsome British attorney, Richard Lovell (Kevin Bishop), who invites her to his party at a trendy club. Determined to spend time with Richard and heed Felicity’s advice to network, Kimmie sets out to convince her friends to take Super Fun Night on the road.
Super Fun Night stars Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect, Bridesmaids) as Kimmie, Lauren Ash (Lars and the Real Girl) as Marika, Liza Lapira (Don’t Trust the B—in Apt. 23) as Helen-Alice, Kelen Coleman (The Newsroom) as Felicity and Kevin Bishop (Star Stories) as Richard.
Super Fun Night was written and co-executive produced by Rebel Wilson. Executive producers are Conan O’Brien, David Kissinger, and director John Riggi (30 Rock). Super Fun Night is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Conaco and Warner Bros. Television.
Coming this fall to ABC, Rebel Wilson's new comedy Super Fun Night, which originally was in development at CBS as a multicam last year, but moved to ABC where it was redeveloped as a singlecam.
It's going to air right after Modern Family, where Cougar Town, Mr. Sunshine, Happy Endings, Don't Trust The B In Apartment 23, Suburgatory and How to live with your parents for the rest of your life all failed to build on its lead-in or to maintain a big enough audience to stay put there. So it's safe to say, it'll be the next ABC sitcom casualty hence the title of this thread.
I don't know much about Rebel Wilson, but I quite enjoyed the trailer. I thought it was really funny in a zany cartoonish Apartment 23 - way, which I like. I also thought Rebel does have some extraordinary comedic timing and seems quite charming.
I heard that, despite being picked up, the pilot still wasn't quite what the ABC executives wanted it to be, so I'm not sure if that's the best condition to get on the air in fall as it is still being retooled, but we will see if something watchable comes out of it.
However I'm not looking forward to the discussions about Rebel's weight. If Lena Dunham already has to deal with it, then I'm pretty confident that Rebel will be the next media object for heavy, ugly criticism about her weight and daring to be on screen.
Edited by Nosleepforme, May 26, 2013 @ 8:24 AM.