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Sarah Silverman Heads Pilot PEOPLE IN NEW JERSEY

By Jef Dinsmore on Nov 2, 2013 to HBO News

PEOPLE IN NEW JERSEY hasn’t gotten a lot of talk around here but casting news for the pilot has been announced. The three leads cast are Sarah Silverman, Silverman&GraceTopher Grace and Patti Lupone. Those are pretty talented choices. Silverman seems popular with HBO right now and Lupone is a multi-talent and Grace can hold his own too.

 The work is a half-hour comedy executive produced by Lorne Michaels and is presented  as a hilarious, poignant look at life today as seen through the prism of an adult brother and sister (Grace, Silverman) living in New Jersey. It seems brother Carl, a locksmith by trade, has a strong idea of how he thinks things should be run, but when the world does not conform to his vision he has trouble. His sister Melanie is a former management consultant reduced to being a party-timer but still an optimist in her outlook of life. Lupone plays their opinionated widowed mother Rachel who constantly worries about her children. So, together this trio is just a few of the many living their lives as PEOPLE IN NEW JERSEY.

 HBOWatch will keep track of this one show by HBO, Broadway Video & Feigco Entertainment to see if it gets picked up as a series.  

  • Robbie Moraes

    Is it being filmed in NJ? If it is not, then it is a misleading name for a series.

    • Jef Dinsmore

      Truthfully, I am not 100% sure of that, but being that Silverman and Lupone are New York gals I am going to venture a guess and say that yes it is. However, I can think of many a show that has not been filmed in the locale it takes place in.

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