TV: John Cho Gets ABC Comedy Pilot ‘Selfie’ Male Lead Opposite Karen Gillan


March 13, 2014 | Posted By In Television, TV Casting | 2017 Views


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Well done, ABC, you’ve cast the most adorable potential couple ever for your new comedy pilot “Selfie.” Karen Gillan has been set as the modern day Eliza Doolittle in this “My Fair Lady” redo, and now with John Cho on board as the hot, modern version of Professor Higgins, we are so in. Please let this become a show!

The social-media centric comedy will see Gillan as Eliza Dooley, who’s more concerned with getting “likes” than actually being liked. “After suffering a very public and humiliating breakup, she becomes the subject of a viral video and suddenly has more social media ‘followers’ than she ever imagined — but for all the wrong reasons. She enlists the help of a marketing expert at her company to help repair her tarnished image.” Cho will play the successful and arrogant Henry, who decides to “re-market” Eliza as a challenge. And they’ll probably fall in love because it’s “My Fair Lady” and they would be too adorable not to. The supporting cast is rounded out by Allyn Rachel, Tim Peper, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and David Harewood.

Cho, of “Harold and Kumar” and “Star Trek” fame, most recently did a recurring arc on Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow” and was a regular on NBC’s short-lived “Go On.” Will he have better luck on ABC? Let’s hope so.


 
 

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