Episode 47 – Revival written by Sally Bradford McKenna (Will & Grace, The Grinder, Don’t Trust The B–)

Episode 47

14th May 2020

Guaranteed laughs from our dead pilot this month! It’s REVIVAL from Sally Bradford Mckenna (Will and Grace, The Grinder, Don’t Trust the B–). REVIVAL centers around Elliot (Will Forte), formerly the little kid from a beloved 80’s sitcom, who is now grown-up, living a normal life, and who reluctantly gets sucked back into reuniting with […]

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Guaranteed laughs from our dead pilot this month! It’s REVIVAL from Sally Bradford Mckenna (Will and Grace, The Grinder, Don’t Trust the B–). REVIVAL centers around Elliot (Will Forte), formerly the little kid from a beloved 80’s sitcom, who is now grown-up, living a normal life, and who reluctantly gets sucked back into reuniting with his TV family. In Andrew’s interview, Sally talks about how going to hear Jimmy Burrows speak at her college changed the direction of her life, her rise from PA to writer on the original Will & Grace, and why REVIVAL was truly “the one that got away.”  This is a great interview with lots of golden nuggets about show business! Enjoy

REVIVAL stars Will Forte as Elliot, Kelly Marie Tran as Jenny, John C. McGinley as Cal Keating, Larry Wilmore as Sam Fishkin,  Mimi Kennedy as Veronica, Anna Camp as Female Host/Alice/Cop/Waitress, Ayden Mayeri as Reagan, Craig Cackowski as Male Host/Straight Guy/David Spade, Andrew Ti as Walter, and Andrew Reich with stage directions.   

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We’re reading a pilot called ELSEWHERE written by Corinne Kingsbury (In The Dark) and Noelle Valdivia (Little America).

The cast includes: Kate Walsh (Grey’s Anatomy), Nichole Bloom (Superstore), Tig Notaro (One Mississippi), Ego Nwodim (Saturday Night Live), Asif Ali (Wrecked), Martin Starr (Silicon Valley), Humphrey Kerr (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia), Ayden Mayeri (new Girl), Carla Cackowski (Badge of A Quitter), and Craig Cackowski (Drunk History).

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In Dead Pilots Society, scripts that were developed by studios and networks but were never produced are given the table reads they deserve. Starring actors you know and love from television and film, a live audience, and a good time in which no one gets notes, no one is fired, and everyone laughs. Presented by Andrew Reich (Friends; Worst Week) and Ben Blacker (The Writers Panel podcast; co-creator, Thrilling Adventure Hour).

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