If you have a spare 24 minutes at some point today, you can fill them by watching a newly released failed NBC pilot, courtesy of Sarah Silverman.
“Susan 313,” which stars Silverman along with Jeff Goldblum, Tig Notaro, June Diane Raphael (“Burning Love”) and “Parks and Recreation” writer Harris Wittels, never made on the air. It tells the story of Susan (Silverman), who moves into her old apartment building after breaking up with her boyfriend of 10 years.
Silverman tweeted an announcement introducing the pilot to the world earlier today:
LADIES & GERMS, I GIVE YOU FAILED NBC SIT-DRAM “SUSAN 313” http://t.co/sal7Edhk5F ampmdash; Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) October 22, 2013
But the comedian was quick to point out that this isn’t some kind of bitter revenge post: “This isn’t like, ‘Can you believe they didn’t pick this up?’ This isn’t that kind of posting. It’s like, ‘They probably did the right thing, but we liked the show,’” Silverman explains in the episode’s intro. “So enjoy it.”
Did NBC do the right thing? Check out the episode and let us know in the comments!
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg , she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.
Introducing a Failed Sitcom by Sarah Silverman