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UPDATED: We’re not psychic, yesterday’s post about where the actors and actresses of Doctor Who can be found this summer was not created with any particular news in mind. It’s just a glorious coincidence.
But the good news for Karen Gillan fans is that her ABC pilot Selfie has been commissioned for a full series, according to Deadline.
Written by Suburgatory’s Emily Kapnek, Selfie is the story of a social media addict called Eliza Dooley (and as it’s Karen playing the part, we can indeed confirm, with Pygmalion pun-wincing accuracy, that the answer to the question “is Eliza Dooley tall?” is yes) who wants to try and connect with people in a more meaningful way after becoming the subject of a humiliating, and very popular, viral video.
She is aided in her quest by a marketing expert named Henry (played by John Cho), who tries to keep her on the straight and narrow, and give her online image a complete makeover. The show also stars David Harewood (Homeland), Tim Peper (Conviction), Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Ghost the Musical) and Allyn Rachel (Million Dollar Arm).
Watch a first look below:
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Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.
He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.
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