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Sarah Silverman to Star in HBO Comedy Pilot

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Sarah Silverman has reportedly signed on to star in the currently untitled pilot for HBO. According to a report from Variety, she will play “a pathologically honest woman having a modern mid-life crisis.”

The comedy series will be scripted by Lucy Prebble who is most known for her work on “Secret Diary of a Call Girl.” She will executive produce with Silverman, Ash Atalla, Amy Zvi and Dan Hine.

Silverman previously starred in three seasons of “The Sarah Silverman Program” for Comedy Central, and has had guest spots on shows like “Masters of Sex,” “Louie” and “The Simpsons.” She has also co-starred in Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West and provided the voice of a main character in the Disney hit Wreck-It Ralph. Most recently, she had a starring role in the drama I Smile Back, about a wife and mother who succumbs to drug addiction, which will debut at next month’s Sundance Film Festival.

As for her relationship with HBO, she had a comedy special on the network titled, “Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles,” for which she won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special.

There is no word yet on when the series will go into production or an anticipated release date.

Sarah Silverman Joins Showtime’s Masters of Sex

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Sarah Silverman has officially announced that she will join the cast of “Masters of Sex” on Showtime. Silverman will join in season 2 in a recurring role known as Helen.

“Masters of Sex” stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as real-life pioneers of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson.

The series chronicles the unusual lives of Sheen and Caplan, as well as romance and pop culture trajectory. Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a mid-western teaching hospital in St. Louis to the cover of Time magazine. The series is an adaptation of Thomas Maier’s book “Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, The Couple Who Taught America How To Love.”

“Masters of Sex” season one received both Golden Globe and WGA nominations. It was also honored as one AFI’s Top Ten Television Programs of the Year.

Along with Silverman, season 2 will also see the addition of Caitlin Fitzgerald, Teddy Sears, and Annaleigh Ashford.

Production one season 2 is currently underway. It will premiere on Sunday, July 13.