Sarah Silverman lands sitcom at NBC

Sarah Silverman is set to return to TV, this time at NBC.

The comedian has sold a sitcom project to the network that’s loosely based on her own life. The as-yet-untitled series is about a newly single woman who just got out of a decade-long relationship. (Hello, Jimmy Kimmel!) NBC has made a pilot commitment.

NBC is the hunt for a new female-driven Seinfeld-like comedy, enlisting comedians Whitney Cummings and Chelsea Handler for projects, and now Silverman.

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  • e4ia

    I wonder how Sarah Silverman’s off-the-wall sense of humor will translate to network TV. I love her but it seems her edgy humor is better suited for the more risk-taking cable channels. Hopefully NBC wont water down her act.

    • SAM

      Parts of her show was too tasteless for a major network.
      Maybe a bit “atering down” wouldn’t be a bad thing.
      The point of comedy is to make people laugh, notto gross them out.

    • Michael

      I’m just a little worried about how much they’ll force her to water down her comedy. She won’t get away with some of her typical schtick, but I’d hate to watch a show where her comedy was unrecognizable.

  • Karate Pants

    This is pretty hard to imagine, having watched her original show.

  • Foxy

    Love it! And love Sarah . I was disappointed when Comdey Central canceled The Sarah Silverman Show …

  • Buffy Freak

    I loved her show on Comedy Central…but seeing the painfully unfunny clips of Whitney Cummings’ upcoming NBC show makes me worry…

  • james

    NBC using this hate-speech spewing racist foul creature will not only result in my boycott of NBC but a boycott of any products advertised on that network

    • TR

      Anyone who hates conservatives can get an NBC series.

      Even Seinfeld, who I always thought was above such nonsense, cancelled an appearnace at a fund raiser put on by Trump’s SON, because he didn’t like what Donald said.

      Come on people, grow up.

      • SAM

        You got that right.
        We want to laugh, not get political indoctrination.
        This isn’t East German television in the 80s.

      • Michael

        If he’s not aligned with Republican principles, he’d be more of an a-hole if he performed for them, selling out for the money. You criticize NBC for promoting the liberal agenda because you don’t like their politics and then you criticize Seinfeld for not doing standup for a political shindig and for not liking Republican politics. Doesn’t make all that much sense to me.

      • SAM

        It’s not Republican politics, it was Trump’s nutty politics. A big difference. Really, look it up.

        But isn’t it taking things a bit too far… bailing from an event because you have a beef with soneone’s FATHER. How seventh grade!
        If it were a Donald Trump event, then maybe, but a non-political event Donald’s son puts on?
        If looked like Jerry was more afraid of losing his open minded” liberal friends than honoring a committment to a charity event.

    • Katya

      That’s funny, a republican calling someone else a racist. I usually only hear them talking about reverse racism. Admit it, you’re a racist who hates Liberals, so you’re projecting your own racism onto a Liberal. Douche.

      • RC

        The only racists out there are liberals who for whatever reason, think that they “owe” me something because i’m black. You need to stop insulting me with that garbage and look at the history of the Democratic Party, the party of SLAVERY.

      • TR

        Classy comback.
        Listen to MSNBC. Then listen to conservative talk radio.
        There is a lot of hate and name calling on MSNBC.

        Or you can continue with you’re closed-minded opinions and NOT do any research on your own.

      • Ryan

        The Democratic party of slavery times is not at all the same party as today. Look that up.

  • tomm

    Oh boo hooo, its all a joke.

  • judas

    how many times can she be recycled?
    bill maher, kathy griffin, sarah silverman….
    can anyone name the similarities?

    • Ryan

      All talentless hacks who have to rely on shock value to get attention? Sarah and Kathy are at least funny though.

  • Gina

    This will be canceled by week two.

    • Carol Seaver

      That was my first thought as soon as I read the headline….

    • Shemp

      I’m afraid I must (sadly) agree with you. I like Sarah S lots (I saw “Jesus is Magic” three times in the theater) but I’m afraid NBC will recoil at her zany irreverence. (In other words, too raunchy/absurd/out-there for prime-time network TV.)


    I think she is funny! ;)

  • Ben

    The show is doomed like her previous show. If it can’t make it on cable, her brand of gross humor sure won’t make it on regular tv.

  • anthony

    I don’t think she is funny. She is kind of hot!

  • Lily

    Sarah Silverman is a horrible comedian. She can’t even make it on cable, what makes her think she’s going to make it on network TV?

  • Shecky

    This woman is just flat-out unfunny. I’ve seen her old show a few times and never went back for more. The other night Showtime had on her movie “Jesus is Magic” and I was bored so I thought, “Why not?” I watched 30 minutes and that was all I could handle. How is she still around? Hell, I get more laughs from watching The Weather Channel.

    • h_something

      Well, there is your problem. If you find the Weather Channel funny you probably don’t have much of a sense of humor. I know, you were trying to make a joke. Well, don’t. You’re not funny, and it shows.

      • JJ

        Amen to that!

  • Jason

    To CORRECT the record: LBJ, a DEMOCRAT, pushed JFK’s Civil Rights Act into law in 1964 which gave Blacks protection to vote. Why didn’t Republicans do that? LBJ was warned it would make Democrats unpopular for the next 50 years. I guess some don’t remember what it was like.

    • Jerry

      The Democrats were against the civil war…go back and read period newspapers, they called Lincoln every name in the book.
      To prevent the war, they were willing to let slavery go on for years…(and it probably would have until the industrial revolution and farm mechanization).
      So the democrats aren’t perfect in that regard.

      • steve f

        Come on ! How long do people hold onto this stuff ? There should be a rule that says you can’t blame your parents for anything after you are 30 and you can’t blame anyone else for suffering beyond your fathers generation. Two generations is enough don’t blame yourinadequacies on your grandparents oppressors.

  • Jason

    Silverman is hilarious because she can do man humor so well and then act like Jewish Princess. NBC needs to decide who their audience is: old people with no sense of humor who fall asleep to Leno Lame-O or talent that pushes the envelope. Trying for a common denominator today is impossible with so many choices.

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