Ashley Tisdale will star in Louis C.K. pilot for CBS

By | February 22, 2012 at 12:47 pm | 7 comments | feature slider, News, TV/Movies | Tags: , , ,

Known mostly for her work on the Disney Channel (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) and in the High School Musical franchise, Ashley Tisdale will now be working closely with the decidedly un-Disney Louis C.K. We reported in January that C.K. had inked a deal with CBS to develop a sitcom centered around a group of young folks struggling to realize their dreams in a crappy economy. Tisdale, according to Deadline, “will play Petra, the beautiful and sarcastic assistant to a vintage clothing designer struggling to carve out her niche in New York.”

C.K., a purveyor of brutally honest, gritty perspectives on life, seen through his stand-up comedy and in his Emmy-winning, show Louie on FX, the CBS project — although way too early to say for sure — seems like it may be a departure for the Grammy award-winning comic. First, it’s on a major, mainstream network– one that boasts some of the most watched, and thematically uncontroversial comedies on television (Two And A Half Men, Big Bang Theory ). Secondly, the as-of-yet-untitled show is also going to be a multi-camera affair (read: not the way Louie is shot). So, visually, it’ll look more like those aforementioned shows than it will Louie.

Of course, we’re only talking about a pilot at this point. A lot has to happen before this thing gets the green light. But with C.K.’s huge successes of late, I can’t imagine CBS isn’t going to do everything in its power to make it happen. What do you guys think? Do you hope it gets made? Are you curious to see how C.K. will handle a show on a major network? Sound off in the comments section!

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  • Mitchbanks87

    Louie probably anticipated this kind of outcry when it was announced that his show will be a multi camera CBS joint starring Ashley Tisdale. And he’s probably enjoying how predictable these nonconformists opposition is. The details that we have are clearly not enough to judge a non-existent show on. What we do know is that the brain behind this show belongs to one of the best comic talents around. That’s enough for me to get excited.

  • Sky

    You can’t really hate on Tisdale for being mostly Disney so far in her career. I’m sure she has some more adult and grown up acting chops than we’ve seen before. I think CBS will obviously try put their bland and comedy soul crushing twist on the show, but Louis doesn’t seem to take too kindly to that. It’ll be a much more midwestern Louis type show. It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out.

  • Sky

    You can’t really hate on Tisdale for being mostly Disney so far in her career. I’m sure she has some more adult and grown up acting chops than we’ve seen before. I think CBS will obviously try put their bland and comedy soul crushing twist on the show, but Louis doesn’t seem to take too kindly to that. It’ll be a much more midwestern Louis type show. It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out.

  • Helmut Spargel

    Eh, this sounds a Cerie Xerox type role.  Not really any conclusions to draw from this about the show in general.

  • http://twitter.com/doffedutten C. Schjelderup

    I’m exited about anything that Louis is involved in. I don’t care what people have been doing before. I trust Louis, so let’s hope CBS does too.

  • http://twitter.com/ekimnamwen mike n

    there’s no way in hell that CBS won’t dumb it down to the lowest common denominator. fuck. louis will do his best, but you can’t put lipstick on a pig. anything with ashley tisdale in it will suck balls.

  • http://twitter.com/ekimnamwen mike n

    there’s no way in hell that CBS won’t dumb it down to the lowest common denominator. fuck. louis will do his best, but you can’t put lipstick on a pig. anything with ashley tisdale in it will suck balls.

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