Dumb, Broke & Tittied: Women On TV Next Season
Women are all over the traditional boys club of TV comedy next season. While Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have recently found comedy gold as successful, confident career women, the message this year seems to be: “We too can be overgrown children who make poop jokes!”
MTV has embraced total honesty and has just ordered a pilot for a show called Dumb Girls. The reality show will follow Lauren Conrad, Paris Hilton, and Teen Mom as they attempt to not impale themselves on household objects…wait, that’s not it? Dumb Girls is a scripted comedy about “twenty-somethings who are smart in life but dumb in love,” from the creator of Awkward. Well I’m still going to pitch Unintelligent Females to Paris’s people.
Meanwhile, Starz Network is developing a show called Tits in the Pits, about a female NASCAR team owner, as written by the team behind Friends with Benefits blah blah blah you stopped listening after “tits.” So did pretty much everyone else on the Internet. Based on the title alone, this show has already been judged as either a sexist hate crime or a relevant, bold statement. But everyone agrees that any version featuring Danica Patrick would be better.
Elsewhere on TV are HBO’s Girls (hipster women), CBS’s 2 Broke Girls (buddy waitress women), and NBC’s Whitney (stand up comedy woman) and Up All Night (Maya Rudolph-getting-a-bigger-role-because-of-Bridesmaids woman).
I’m excited because a lot of next year’s stars are more than just great female comedians and actors; they’re great comedians and actors, period.