UPDATE: NBC, home of Whitney Cummings' "Whitney," won the bidding war. If the Silverman project goes to series, NBC will have two sitcoms written by and starring hot Jewish girls.
Two broadcast networks are in a hot bidding war for a new sitcom from recent basic-cable cast-off Sarah Silverman.
The new sitcom would star Silverman and be written by Silverman, Dan Sterling and Jon Schroeder, the trio who masterminded Comedy Central’s “The Sarah Silverman Program.”
(A fourth “Sarah Silverman Program” creator, Dan Harmon, left “Program” early on to create NBC’s acclaimed “Community.”)
The sitcom would be based on Silverman’s life, following a woman who finds herself single after living with her boyfriend for a decade.
According to Deadline, Ron Howard is godfathering the project, personally contributing to its pitch meetings.
Find Deadline’s exclusive on the matter here.
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