• Anne Heche sitcom ‘Save Me’ coming to NBC

    NBC, which will present its full Fall lineup a week from today, has green lighted a comedy pilot starring Anne Heche to series, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. The project, Save Me, stars the That’s What She Said co-star playing a woman (Heche) who believes she is channeling God after a traumatic accident. Alexandra Breckenridge and Michael Landes co-star. Here’s the official logline:

    A woman, who lets herself go while in a broken marriage, goes through a transformation where she becomes the best version of herself and creates miracles along the way.

    The story sounds like a fantastic re-imagining of Heche’s own history with mental illness, recounted in her 2003 memoir Call Me Crazy, which included details of the actress’ alter ego named Celestia whom Heche believed was the reincarnation of God. Save Me, which was ordered for 13 episodes, is the second comedy to receive the green light from NBC. The network has already ordered to series Go On, starring Matthew Perry, about an irreverent yet charming sportscaster trying to move on from a loss and reluctantly finding solace from his mandatory group-therapy sessions.

    We’re still waiting on NBC to make a decision on Dane Cook and Sarah Silverman’s pilots as well– not to mention the fate of Community. We assume Parks and Recreation, The Office and 30 Rock will return. It’s also unclear as to whether NBC will re-up Will Arnett and Christina Applegate’s Up All Night as well as comedian Whitney Cummings’ show Whitney.

    Dana Sitar

    Dana Sitar is a freelance comedy journalist trying to answer the question “What is it like to be a comedian?” She shares this quest and other tips from the writer's life at DanaSitar.com and on Twitter @DanaSitar

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