Pilot Season 2015 – 2 Early Trends (They don’t include me!)

Trendsetter!

Trendsetter!

It’s Pilot Season again: Yay, there’s OPPORTUNITY, but UGH I don’t fit the profile. White Blonds are an endangered species this Pilot Season! Seriously, this is NOT a joke!

PILOT SEASON is DEFINITELY INTO DIVERSITY —

Sure it’s great, and a long time coming, but  it’s a trend I can’t figure out a way to be part of.  In 2015 CDs are looking for leads that don’t look like anyone else.  Ken Jeong will be playing a version of himself in ABC’s autobiographical “Dr. Ken.” (wish there’d be a medical comedy about about my life!) Whoopi Goldberg will co-lead opposite Jermaine Fowler in CBS’s multi-camera comedy, “Delores & Jermaine.” Mike Epps will be Uncle Buck in, yep you guessed it, ABC’s “Uncle Buck.”  Orange is The New Black’s Laverne Cox will play a transgender attorney in CBS’s “Doubt.”  Paula Patton (I loved her in Precious) will play a woman whose perfect life is torn apart on ABC’s “Runner” while Aunjanue Ellis will be going coming from The Help to needing help in ABC’s Terrorist Thriller “Quantico.” Behind the camera, Selma’s Ava DuVernay will be going from the big screen to the small screen for CBS’s civil rights drama, “For Justice.

And — it’s almost as if I’m experiencing REVERSE AGEISM,  because in 2015 —

OLDIES-BUT-GOODIES ARE LEADING THE WAY on Network TV

Jane Curtin will play Bob Riggle’s mother-in-law in Fox’s “48 Hours ‘Til Monday.”  Beverly D’Angelo and Chevy Chase will be reunited in ABC’s “Chev & Bev,” while Diane Wiest will be telling her side of the story in CBS’s Life in Pieces”.  Wesley Snipes will play a Las Vegas pit boss in NBC’s “Endgame” and Joan Allen will play a Politician/Mom under enormous stress in ABC’s “Jenna Bans”

I kinda feel like I’m going back to an AWKWARD AGE this Pilot Season because clearly,  I don’t fit in. But that’s the pendulum swinging, right? I could be Evie in, yep you guessed it, the story of an Actress who gets sentenced to community service in ER!  (I’m getting older every year.)  But with my luck by the time I’m older-older, execs will be looking for younger-younger. Talk about NOT being in the right place at the right time.

I’m trying to find the funny, but (sorry, Mom) I just can’t…

 

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