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Showtime Orders New Comedy Based on Short Film ‘SMILF’

New Series Expected to Debut in 2017

Showtime has ordered a new comedy pilot based on Frankie Shaw’s Sundance Film Festival Jury Award-winning short film “SMILF. Shaw will star, write, produce and direct the semi-autobiographical pilot, with Michael London (“Sideways”), and Emmy nominees Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (“The Office,” “Bad Teacher”) executive producing.

The scoop: Set in Boston, “SMILF” will take a raw look at a single, 20-something whose desires for relationships, sex, and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood. The pilot will be produced by ABC Signature as a co-production with SHOWTIME.

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