Paula Abdul is set to disappear into the role of Paula Abdul for an NBC comedy. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the inspired casting choice is for a single-camera comedy by the Fresh Off the Boat creative team of Kourtney Kang and Nahnatchka Khan. The show takes inspiration from Kang’s childhood and centers around the only girl (Isabella Russo) in the only mixed-race family in a Philadelphia suburb; she dreams of becoming a Laker Girl like her role model, Paula Abdul. Abdul would have a regular gig playing herself on the series. Though it’s not clear exactly how she’ll figure in, assuming a fantasy element, Abdul’s MC Skat Kat days more than prove that she knows her way around a flight of fancy.
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