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Sarah Silverman to Star in 30-Minute Pilot Ordered by HBO

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By    |   Friday, 19 Dec 2014 05:59 AM

Sarah Silverman will star in a half-hour pilot ordered by HBO that returns the comedian to the network for the first time since she won an Emmy Award for her 2013 special.

The untitled pilot would team Silverman with writer Lucy Prebble and will be built around a Silverman-created character who "has a pathological need to be honest and is also having a mid-life crisis," according to Entertainment Weekly.

Prebbles was the creator of the British television drama "Secret Diary of a Call Girl," which ran on ITV2 from 2007 to 2011. The series had also appeared on Showtime in the United States. Silverman will be the pilot's executive director and she will also direct, according to Jezebel.

Silverman's HBO special "Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles," was nominated for two Emmys, noted Entertainment Weekly. It captured the award for outstanding writing for a variety special and was also nominated for outstanding variety special.

The "We Are Miracles" album was also nominated for best comedy album at the Grammys, reported Deadline.com.

If the HBO pilot becomes a series, it would mark the third time Silverman has appeared on the network in a scripted series, but the first time as the lead. She also appeared on Garry Shandling's "The Larry Sanders Show" and "Mr. Show With Bob and David."

Pilots are not guarantees that a show will become a series, including a pilot with the star-power of Silverman. Jezebel reported that HBO did not pick up a Silverman-led pilot "People in New Jersey" last year, which also starred Topher Grace and Patti Lupone.

"Pilot news is really the best news, isn't it?" wrote Jezebel's Kate Dries. "Just a hint of something exciting to come that you'll probably forget about until you find out it didn't go anywhere but you never really got invested in it to begin with. Beautiful."

Silverman recently appeared on Jerry Seinfield's Internet series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," in an episode entitled "I'm Going to Change Your Life Forever."

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