Trade Roundup: Sarah Silverman, The Longest Week, Caroline Rhea

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NBC’s picked up a Sarah Silverman pilot produced by Ron Howard, a single-camera comedy about “a woman readjusting to the single life after a decade-long live-in relationship.” After the loopy, inappropriate fun of her Comedy Central show, it’ll be weird to see Silverman playing by the rules of a network. But see it we shall!

Production has begun on indie comedy The Longest Week, which stars Jason Bateman as “an immature man-child who still lives with his parents in a chic Manhattan hotel but suddenly finds himself evicted, disinherited and hopelessly in love with his best friend’s girlfriend.” You know what this means: footage of chic Manhattan hotels! It’s going to look so cosmopolitan!

Caroline Rhea has joined the cast of Nathan Lane’s pilot, which means that in addition to Dr. Kelso and 30 Rock’s Danny, this show will include Aunt Hilda from Sabrina the Teenage Witch! I really don’t know why I keep referring to the actors on this show as their previous characters. Excuse me while I go write “They’re real people doing their jobs, not silly characters” 500 times on a chalkboard.