ABC’s Pulling Power

I really hope they go with the naughty version.

Pulling: the bawdy BBC3 show is being made into a pilot by ABC

Monkey was surprised when US network ABC confirmed it was making a pilot of raunchy BBC3 comedy Pulling. After all, the bawdy show about three single women is full of sex, drinking and swearing – hardly primetime US network territory. But Monkey hears ABC has actually made two versions of the show for its pilot – one with all the naughty stuff and one a bit cleaner. Monkey knows which one would be best but is guessing it may not be the one that ends up on air.

Thanks to Val

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‘Pulling’ Synopsis

I just found this and the show definitely sounds interesting. I really hope it gets picked up because I miss seeing Majandra on screen every week.

Boyfriends may come and go, but girlfriends are forever. When three almost-thirty-something best friends find themselves single again, they move in together and live it up as only three Philly girls can. Donna, Louise and Karen have lived in Philly their whole lives and have been friends for almost as long. No matter what’s happened in their lives, they’ve always been there for each other. Now facing their thirties, they’re beginning to wonder just what it is exactly that they have to show for it. Ballsy Karen just gave up her apartment, but can’t find a new one since landlords only want couples. Beautiful, but neurotic Donna is suffering a serious mid-relationship crisis regarding her fiancé Karl. And sweet, but slightly dizzy Louise is finally in a relationship… unfortunately, it’s sex-free because her boyfriend is a reformed flasher. As Karen enlists her friends into her crazy schemes to secure her dream apartment, Donna finally decides that she has to let Karl go. Louise’s boyfriend has the balls to dump her when she catches him flashing Karen’s would-be landlady. Now the girls really need an apartment. These three girlfriends may not have anywhere to sleep just yet, but at least they know they’ve always got each other. Now if they could only find love. Pulling is the blue-collar answer to Sex and the City. Stacy Taub (Notes from the Underbelly) adapts from Sharon Horgan and Dennis Kelly’s hit British comedy of the same name. Every woman will identify with one of these three friends as they discover just how hilariously hard it really is to get a life.

CAST – Lindsay Sloane as Donna; Majandra Delfino as Louise; Mary Elizabeth Ellis as Karen; Charlie Finn as Karl

CREDITS – Production Companies: ABC Studios, Francie Calfo Productions; Executive Producer/Writer: Stacy Traub; Executive Producers: Francie Calfo, Sharon Horgan, Dennis Kelly; Director: Elliot Hegarty

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New Pilot: ‘Pulling’

Looks like Majandra landed a new pilot called ‘Pulling’. Thanks to Val & Hollywoodreporter for the information.

In the latest round of pilot castings, Julia Ormond has been tapped as a lead on CBS’ drama pilot “Three Rivers”; Jeffrey Tambor is set to co-star on ABC’s comedy “The Bridget Show”; Matthew Davis has landed the male lead on ABC’s drama “Limelight”; Gabrielle Union, Brian Austin Green, Jay Hernandez and Jenny Wade are set as leads on the CW’s drama “Body Politic”; and Majandra Delfino has landed the third lead on ABC’s comedy pilot “Pulling.”

Additionally, Grant Show and Lennon Parham have joined CBS’ comedy “Accidentally on Purpose,” Yvette Nicole Brown and Gillian Jacobs have joined NBC’s comedy “Community,” and Nat Faxon and Kelen Coleman have joined CBS’ comedy “Big D.”

“Rivers,” from CBS Paramount, is about organ transplants seen through three points of view: those of the doctors, the donors and the recipients. Gersh-repped Ormond will play the head of surgery at Three Rivers Hospital. She co-starred in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and has been recurring on CBS’ “CSI: NY.”

Sony’s “Bridget Show” stars Lauren Graham as Bridget, a popular talk-show host and relationship expert who walks away from her career to be with the man she loves, only to attempt a comeback five years later after he dumps her.

“Arrested Development” co-star Tambor, repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment, will play Bridget’s business manager in a reunion with “Arrested” creator Mitchell Hurwitz, who executive produces the pilot.

WBTV/Wonderland’s “Limelight” is a soap about the teachers and students at a New York performing-arts academy. Davis, repped by Gersh and Brillstein, will play a director of the school who steps in as an interim artistic director.

“Politic,” from CBS Par, is a look at Washington politics through the eyes of up-and-coming staffers.

Green will play the president’s “boy wonder” adviser. Union will play his sometimes-girlfriend, a legislative director. Hernandez will play a naval officer. Wade, repped by TalentWorks and Benderspink, will play an idealistic young staffer.

For Green, repped by APA and manager Tracy Samuels, “Body Politic” is formally in second position to “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.”

ABC Studios’ “Pulling” revolves around three single thirtysomething women (Lindsay Sloane, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Delfino). Delfino, whose character is a girl-next-door type, is repped APA and Luber Roklin.

“Accidentally,” from CBS Par, stars Elfman as a movie critic who gets pregnant after a fling with a younger man. Show will play the owner of the paper where she works. Parham will play her younger sister.

The Sony-produced “Community” centers on Jeff (Joel McHale), a lawyer back in school after his college degree is deemed invalid.

Jacobs will play the object of Jeff’s affection. Brown will play another student.

In WBTV’s “Big D,” a New York couple moves to the husband’s hometown of Dallas, where his Southern belle mother (Deanne Dunagan) makes life complicated for his East Coast wife. Coleman will play the husband’s younger sister. Faxton will play a cousin.

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