CBS has okayed ‘Super Fun Night’, a pilot that will highlight the exploits of three nerdy female friends and “their ‘funcomfortable’ quest to have ‘super fun’ every Friday night”, according to HollywoodReporter.
Details at this point are scarce, but we do know the comedy will come from Conaco, Conan O’Brien’s television production firm. Rebel Wilson from ‘Bridesmaids’ will star, write and be a co-executive producer for ‘Super Fun Night’.
One has to wonder if the success of the award winning comedy, ‘Big Bang Theory’ (also on CBS), prompted the choice to make this series. In fact, the show had become so popular that in January of 2011, CBS announced it was renewing the show for another 3 years, which would extend it through the 2014 season. For those who are unfamiliar with it, here is the basic storyline of ‘Big Bang Theory’ according to Wikipedia:
“The show is centered on five characters: Roommates Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper, two physicists who work at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech); Penny, a blonde waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall; and Leonard and Sheldon’s equally geeky and socially awkward friends and co-workers aerospace engineerHoward Wolowitz and astrophysicist Rajesh Koothrappali. The geekiness and intellect of the four guys is contrasted for comic effect with Penny’s social skills and common sense. Three other supporting characters have also been promoted to starring roles: Leslie Winkle, a physicist colleague at Caltech and, at different times, a lover of both Leonard and Howard; Bernadette Rostenkowski, a microbiologist and part-time waitress alongside Penny, and Howard’s fiancée; and Amy Farrah Fowler, a neurobiologist who joins the group after being matched to Sheldon on a dating website eventually becoming his girlfriend.”
I’m really glad to see a show that will be centered on geek girls. I have high hopes and would like to see it do well. Hopefully the pilot will show a realistic portrayal of female nerds in all of our diverse splendor and won’t devolve into an all-she-wants-to-do-is-get-a-date silliness. So I say to CBS, laugh with us, not at us!