Rebel Wilson sitcom gets help from Friends producers

An Australian writer/actress has had former Friends executive producers get on board her US sitcom pilot, according to reports.

Rebel Wilson’s sitcom for CBS, Super Fun Night, green lit in January, will be executive produced by US TV veterans Andrew Reich and Ted Cohen for the pilot with an option to stay on should the series get picked up, Deadline is reporting.

Wilson, who featured in A Few Best Men, Bridesmaids as well as Paul Fenech’s Pizza, wrote the script and will star as Kimmie, one of three nerdy female friends who are looking for a fun night every Friday night.

The production is from Warner Bros TV and Conan O’Brien’s Conaco with Wilson getting producer credits.

Wilson was actor/writer/producer on 2008 Australian TV series Bogan Pride and contributed to writing on series 2006-07 TV sitcom The Wedge.

The comedian has a number of productions in the works, acting in What to Expect when You’re Expecting with Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz and voicing in the next Ice Age film.



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