In his pilot directing debut, John Riggi is set to helm the ABC comedy pilot Super Fun Night. Riggi is already working on the project, created by and starring Rebel Wilson — he joined as executive producer/showrunner when ABC gave it a pilot order as a single-camera comedy in September. (It was originally developed last season as a multi-camera sitcom for CBS where it went to pilot.) Super Fun Night follows three nerdy female friends: Kimmie (Wilson), Helen-Alice (Lisa Lapira) and Marika (Lauren Ash) on their “funcomfortable” quest to have “super fun” every Friday night. Kevin Bishop and Kelen Coleman co-star. For UTA-repped Riggi, who supervised the writing of the ABC version, the Super Fun Night gig stemmed from the two-year deal he signed with Warner Bros TV in May after six seasons on 30 Rock where he shared in the show’s three best comedy series Emmys. On the NBC comedy, Riggi also honed his skills as a director, helming 15 episodes.
Super Fun Night is produced by Warner Bros TV and O’Brien’s studio-based Conaco Prods. Riggi, O’Brien, Jeff Ross and David Kissinger executive produce, with Wilson serving as co-executive producer.
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