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GIMME! Jenny Slate Might Be Getting Her Own Show

By Kristy Puchko | Trade News | March 6, 2015 | Comments ()

By Kristy Puchko | Trade News | March 6, 2015 |


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She’s been slaying us on Kroll Show, Parks and Recreation and stealing scenes on FX’s Married. But with two shows ending and the third sucking—it looks like Slate has bigger plans.

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Deadline reports that FX is eyeing Slate for a sitcom of her own. And while that alone is enough have us rejoicing like a Saperstein (with off-key songs and bad life choices), it gets better.

Slate is reuniting with Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm, co-writers on her breakout 2014 comedy Obvious Child. That film drew wild praise for its fearless brand of humor and striking sense of emotional honesty as it unfolded the story of a stand-up comedian’s fumbles in love as she prepares to have an abortion begun by a one-night-stand. That might sound heavy, but take a look at this trailer, and you’ll have a good idea why Obvious Child and Slate had critics cheering:

This show needs to be a thing. Slate has proven on Kroll Show her ability to transform, and in Obvious Child she showed she could shoulder a tricky but tender story. FX, give her anything she wants to make this show happen.

Kristy Puchko lives in perpetual fear that ice cream will become self-aware New York City.


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