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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Louis C.K.'s CBS Pilot Is Getting Weirder

Louis C.K.'s new CBS pilot will now be starring Ashley Tisdale from High School Musical as a "beautiful and sarcastic assistant to a vintage clothing designer struggling to carve out her niche in New York." Just another struggling twentysomething who knows that with her friends around, We're All in This Together. Anyway, this tween-idol casting really seems like Louis is Breaking Free of expectations. But I'm sure he knows what he's doing. Otherwise we'd be like, hey Louie, Get Your Head in the Game!

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  • http://twitter.com/JesseDavidFox @JesseDavidFox

    I don't know, in all seriousness, every time I meet a "beautiful and sarcastic assistant to a vintage clothing designer struggling to carve out her niche in New York" they generally look exactly like Ashley Tisdale.

    I imagine she'll play the dumb character something she'll be solid at. She always killed it on "Suite Life"

  • WeevilWobble
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  • WeevilWobble

    Ashley Tisdale is the voice of Candace on Phineas and Ferb (a great show even if it is for kids) so I could never hate her. And she was recently fantastic on Raising Hope. So none of this is that weird to me.

    Don't forget that Louis C.K. has young daughters and is probably very aware of the Disney/Nick kids. And there is some real emerging talent coming from that tween world, which is unfairly dismissed rather than seen as a real training ground for professionals. I really hope to hear great things from Jennette McCurdy (iCarly fame) in the future, as well.

  • peej4real

    Love The Tis but I read the pilot and it is actually terrible. It honestly makes me wonder if Louis CK is doing this as a parody of how bad CBS sitcoms are…

  • Hambulance

    No note on the extreme weirdness/time traveling necessities in order to be a "vintage clothing designer"?

    … anybody?

    • http://www.twitter.com/becca_oneal Rebecca O'Neal

      @Hambulance Good point!