Trade Roundup: Sarah Silverman Pilot, The Smart One, Friday Night Dinner


Sarah Silverman’s pilot has added Tig Notaro and Lost’s Ken Leung to its already stellar cast. I know, I thought that said Ken Jeong at first too.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi’s pilot The Smart One has been picked up at ABC - not at NBC, who initially ordered it. Dueling networks! Much like the dueling sisters that the pilot will feature. Seamless segue.

Ken Kwapis has hopped on board the Friday Night Dinner pilot, reuniting with writer Greg Daniels eight years after the pilot of The Office. The pairing bodes well for the new show, and Ken Kwapis’ last name is very fun to say out loud.