Deadline Hollywood reports that the moment we’ve all been waiting for since Molly Shannon first stuck her hilarious hands into her equally uproarious armpits has finally come:
“HBO just picked up a comedy from veteran Simpsons writer-producer Tim Long with Molly Shannon attached to star. The untitled comedy would star the Saturday Night Live alumna as a nun who makes the difficult decision to leave the convent and confront life in the outside world.”
The site likens Shannon’s pilot to a Judd Apatow movie with a female lead — a woman who, at 40, has never had sex and has no experience with relationships other than what she leared at the convent.
The article goes on to report that there seems to be a plethora of new shows with female leads…many of whom are in their 40’s:
The Molly Shannon/Tim Long project joins the Armando Iannucci comedy Veep, which HBO recently picked up to pilot with Julia Louis-Dreyfus in talks to star. HBO also is close to picking up another female-centered comedy pilot, Kate Robin’s Fall/Spring starring Tea Leoni. Additionally, HBO shot the comedy pilot Tilda starring Diane Keaton, which is still under consideration, and the Mike White/Laura Dern comedy series Enlightened is set to premiere next year.
HBO, I’ve always loved you.