Amy Poehler’s New Comedy Finds A Leading Lady

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Get ready, Amy Poehler fans, because the actress and producer has another comedy in the works, and it’s finally found its leading lady!

Now that we’re in the thick of pilot season for the 2018-2019 TV calendar, casting news has been everywhere for a variety of pilots, and one of the latest announcements comes from NBC for an upcoming comedy that has yet to be titled.

According to Deadline, Sarayu Blue has officially been named the lead for NBC’s untitled comedy, which is inspired by Orli Auslander’s book I Feel Bad: All Day, Every Day, About Everything.

“AAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!! Oh hey guys, do me a solid, if this is a dream, please, PLEASE, DO NOT WAKE ME. 🤯😵😍💃🏾🤸🏾♀🎉,” Blue tweeted expressing her excitement at landing such a big role.

The No Tomorrow actress will play a woman named Emit on the upcoming pilot, who is a mom just trying to have it all.. You’ll see the hilarity that ensues when Emet, a working mom, is in a constant battle between being a good mom and fulfilling her own needs.

The pilot, which is being created by Poehler, Aseem Batra (the writer), Julie Anne Robinson (the director) and Universal TV, has also cast the male lead with Prison Break star Paul Adelstein.

Adelstein will play Emet’s husband David, who works in the customer complaints department for a major airline. He struggles with being a man’s man and also being a modern dad and good partner to Emet, especially in today’s “have it all” society.

Even without a title, we’re already excited to see what this NBC comedy has to offer… assuming its pilot gets picked up this season!

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