ABC is doubling down on a couple of its new sitcoms. The networks has ordered extra nine episodes of both The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife, giving them a full 22-episode season. Rebel Wilson's Super Fun Night, meanwhile, has been given another four episodes. Baseball sitcom Back in the Game didn't receive any extra episodes, effectively canceling the series when its 13-episode run ends.
The Goldbergs has been doing well so-far this year at building an fanbase while Super Fun Night has struggled to maintain the audience of its lead-in, Modern Family. Trophy Wife, which debuted with virtually no advertising, hasn't done great in the ratings, but had a fairly good critical [...]
Rebel Wilson seems destined to become a major star. The Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect scene-stealer is incredibly funny and talented, and happy to throw herself headfirst into things like her MTV Movie Awards hosting gig earlier this year. And in Super Fun Night, which premieres tonight on ABC, the Australian actress gets her first starring U.S. gig in a show she created herself. Unfortunately, it’s not going to be the thing that makes her a star.
The Conan O’Brien-produced series has changed significantly in the last couple of years, bouncing between networks and re-casting pretty much everyone but Wilson. After all that, ABC decided not to air [...]
Did you know that Rebel Wilson went to law school but decided to be an actor during a malaria hallucination? Or that her parents were professional dog showers? Or that a pilot she wrote and stars in was produced by Conan O'Brien and picked up by CBS? Sike, you probably didn't know that last one, because it just happened. Super Fun Night stars Wilson as "one of three geeky female pals who challenge themselves to have, yes, 'super fun' each Friday night." You heard it here, funcomfortable is next year's adorkable.