Thursday, September 22, 2011

Premiering tonight: WHITNEY

At just 29, Whitney Cummings is the co-creator of new CBS sitcom 2 BROKE GIRLS and stars in another sitcom she created, WHITNEY, which premieres tonight, September 22, at 9:30 on NBC. “I don’t think that these shows are on because women are the stars of them,” she told The New York Times. “The shows that just happened to be the best this year happened to be centered around women.” In another NYT profile, the comedian said she was inspired to write the show because she “didn’t see anything on TV for young, sexy, smart women to look at and say, ‘Yeah, I relate to that, I’m like her.’ It’s time. It’s time.”

I'm not in love with the laugh track, but I do love Whitney Cummings. The insurance forms were my favorite part of this pilot. Check out a preview:

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3 comments:

Dan Williams said...

I think the part of having a show for "young,sexy,smart women" is right on the mark.

Here at the University of Guelph, the female undergrads are totally in charge of their lives--parents doen't get them down, they know how to handle guys, they are working towards a career, they know what they want, nobody is treating them as anything but very intelligent persons. They are as empowered as it gets.

So as they navigate the system and put their ideas into play, what are their stories? In many ways, these stories are more interesting then CSI or L&O.

Jimi James said...

According to Whitney it's a studio audience. Are they supplementing with a laugh track? Been a fan of her standup for a while. Nobody can say they haven't been pushing the one she's in. Haven't heard much about 2 broke girls outside of industry news though.

The Bitter Script Reader said...

If she's really 29, then I'm a size 6.

This one happens to be one of those shows we differ wildly about. I think it's interesting that a lot of the marketing is trying to play the "rah, rah - assertive sexy woman" card when there are a TON of new shows with far more multifaceted and positive female leads.

True, I don't think most of those shows have female showrunners. (RINGER does, while REVENGE and PRIME SUSPECT don't. But then there's also Emily Spivey on UP ALL NIGHT, where the female leads out-number the males.)