Sarah Silverman Lands Role in Lorne Michael’s HBO Pilot
4:07 pm, October 7th | by Colette McIntyre
Sarah Silverman is not going to be on TV — she’s going to be on HBO. Along with airing the comedian’s new hour special Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles on November 23rd, the pay for cable network may host Silverman’s first regular TV role since The Sarah Silverman Program was canceled in 2010. The new comedy project, called People In New Jersey, is produced by
Mandalorian SNL Overlord Lorne Michaels and directed by our endless love, Freaks and Geeks creator and Bridesmaids director Paul Feig.
People In New Jersey centers around adult siblings living in the Garden State. Silverman will play Melanie Levin, a driven, overly optimistic woman with a part-time gig in a department store and a “half-relationship.” Levin’s brother, Carl, is an “affable (and single)” locksmith, played by Topher Grace in his first TV role since That ’70s Show. The duo’s mother is none other than Broadway legend Patti LuPone. Girls and Six Feet Under writer Bruce Eric Kaplan created the series and is penning the pilot script.