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Krysten Ritter in Space!

By Vivian Kane | Trade News | February 21, 2014 | Comments ()


Remember Will Ferrel’s goal to put more ladies on the moon? I mean on TV? Well, it’s happening. Actually, they’re both happening.

Krysten Ritter — who I guess is on some show about an apartment building or whatever, but for me she will always be this:


And this:


And, on some days, this:

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Anyway, Kristen Krysten Ritter (I will never spell her name correctly on the first try) is slated to star in Mission Control on NBC. The show sounds a lot like Anchorman (which this is supposed to model, tone-wise): Macho dude +period facial hair + feminist lady = hilarious times. But this time that whole equation is multiplied by the power of astronauts! According to The Hollywood Reporter:

Ritter will star as Mary, the tough girl and head engineer who leads the Apollo team at Mission Control at the NASA Manned Space Center (in 1965). She’s a woman in a man’s world who is super-smart, brisk without being brusque and immensely capable without losing her feminine appeal. When Tom Stone is brought in to add balance to Mission Control, Mary sees it as a sexist attempt to undercut everything she has done.

The very best part though? The supporting cast.


That’s right, ol’ Lem and Phil from Better Off Ted are back together!

But I’m wary. My first instinct was an immediate Yay! Lady engineers! Lem and Phil! Plus, it’s being written and executive produced by David Hornsby (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia). And I liked Anchorman. But that movie played nicely in a tight 90 minutes. Do we think this premise can sustain weekly installments without getting tired? I think there are promises of excitement here, but with strong undertones disappointment. Prognosis: proceed with caution.

Via THR.

Vivian Kane went to an ice cream social with female astronauts when she was eight. It’s all been downhill from there.

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  • Green Lantern

    I'm actually vaguely interested in this. 60's, NASA, Krysten Ritter...yeah, I'm seeing a few things to like, here.

  • Berry

    Your trellis is a whore.

  • lowercase_ryan

    "I guess its always going to be flour with you." is one of the greatest sitcom jokes ever.

  • I can't hear anything over my own shrieks of LEM AND PHIL! LEM AND PHIL! LEM AND PHIL!

  • Aaron Schulz

    Right? Im so excited for them, they are one of the best duos ive seen in many moons

  • Stu Rat

    Man, if Lem thought he had trouble with the drinking fountain in Better Off Ted, he's just gonna love it in 1960s Texas or Florida.

  • loo shag brolley

    I highly recommend Don't Trust the B In Apt. 23. It's divine.

  • lowercase_ryan

    Dare I say you are downplaying how AMAZING AND HILARIOUS THAT SHOW IS!!


  • emmalita

    Highly recommend it.

  • Enarra

    Just take the time and effort to watch it in the proper production order, and then yes, fantastically enjoyable show.

  • emmalita

    It sounds more promising and interesting than most tv show ideas I hear about. And I'm not just talking about the ones I pitch to myself.

  • Stu Rat

    She's NOT playing an alien?

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