NBC Puts ‘Girlfriend in a Coma’ on Hold


NBC and the creative team behind its comedy pilot Girlfriend in a Coma have decided to put the project on hold, Deadline reports. Based on the book of the same name by Douglas Coupland, the sitcom follows a woman in a coma for nearly two decades who wakes up to find she has a 17-year-old daughter (Miranda Cosgrove). Daniel Stern and Ann Cusack had signed on to play the coma patient’s parents. The project ran into trouble earlier this month when Christina Ricci, who had been cast as the title character Karen, left the project after a table read. The network has had trouble recasting the role, so they’ve put Girlfriend in a Coma on hold, but they still intend to film it in June after the craziness of pilot season is over. The script has been a favorite of NBC executives. I’m not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing.