11:12am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Sarah Silverman Comedy Gets Pilot Order at NBC
NBC has ordered its Sarah Silverman comedy project to pilot.
From Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox Television, the network landed the single-camera comedy loosely based on Silverman's life after an intense bidding war in August.
The pilot will star Silverman as a woman readjusting to single life following a decadelong live-in relationship. The comic will co-write the project with Dan Sterling and Jon Schroeder, who co-wrote her Comedy Central series The Sarah Silverman Program.
Executive producers on the comedy include Ron Howard, Silverman, Sterling, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo.
The pilot order comes as the fourth-place network, under NBC Entertainment topper Bob Greenblatt, has been spending big this development season to revive the network.