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Selfie: Cancelled TV Show's Episodes to Be Released

23 November 2014 5:45 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Thanks to low ratings, ABC cancelled Selfie and then pulled the new sitcom off the schedule. There are six episodes left unaired.

While the network hasn't made an official announcement, Selfie creator Emily Kapnek tweeted, "Unofficially? All remaining episodes of #SelfieABC will soon be on Hulu, Hulu Plus & http://ABC.com Hugs to Peter Roth @warnerbrostv"

On the Selfie TV show, social media superstar Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan) realizes that she's disconnected from the real parts of her life and enlists her company's marketing guru, Henry Higgs (John Cho), for help. The rest of the cast includes Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Allyn Rachel, Tim Peper, Natasha Henstridge, and David Harewood.

What do you think? Do you plan on watching the rest of the Selfie episodes? Would you rather see them on TV?

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Selfie

7 November 2014 3:46 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: ABC

Episodes: 13 (half-hour)

Seasons: One

TV show dates: September 30, 2014 -- Tbd

Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Karen Gillan, John Cho, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Allyn Rachel, and David Harewood.

TV show description:

This comedy series is based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. It follows Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan) -- a "social media superstar." She has 263,000 followers who hang on to her every post, tweet, and selfie. However, after a mishap on a worktrip goes viral, she realizes that being "instafamous" isn't all it's cracked up to be. Being friended is not the same as having real friends.

Frantic, Eliza enlists her co-worker, marketing guru Henry Higgs (John Cho), to help 'rebrand' her self-obsessed reputation and teach her how to connect with people in the real world. At first, Henry wants nothing to »

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Selfie: Sitcom Cancelled by ABC

7 November 2014 3:40 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Trends in social media come and go -- and so do sitcoms about them. ABC has decided against ordering any additional episodes of their low-rated Selfie sitcom, effectively cancelling it.

On the Selfie TV show, social media superstar Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan) realizes that she's disconnected from the real parts of her life and enlists her company's marketing guru, Henry Higgs (John Cho), for help. The rest of the cast includes Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Allyn Rachel, Tim Peper, Natasha Henstridge, and David Harewood.

The sitcom got off to a mediocre start on September 30th, registering a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.31 million viewers. The ratings took a big dive in week two, falling to a 1.1 in the demo and 3.77 million. The numbers dipped lower as the weeks progressed. This week's registered a 0.9 rating with 3.23 million. »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Selfie: Season One Ratings

7 November 2014 3:37 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

ABC hasn't had much success with sitcoms on Tuesday nights but they're going to try again. Will Selfie be a hit in the ratings or a flop? Cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.

On the Selfie TV show, social media superstar Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan) realizes that she's disconnected from the real parts of her life and enlists her company's marketing guru, Henry Higgs (John Cho), for help. The rest of the cast includes Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Allyn Rachel, Tim Peper, Natasha Henstridge, and David Harewood.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- typically around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.

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Talking to the Top Female Filmmaker on Kickstarter, Bee and PuppyCat’s Natasha Allegri

6 November 2014 11:00 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Despite having zero Hollywood clout, no major awards, and little risk of ever being described as a household name, Natasha Allegri recently made filmmaking history. She raised $872,133 for her surreal animated web series, Bee and PuppyCat. Not only does that make her the sixth-most successful filmmaker on Kickstarter (bested only by Spike Lee, Zach Braff, the Veronica Mars movie, and other big names), it also makes her its most successful woman filmmaker. It’s safe to say Allegri and her series are cult phenomena.Bee and PuppyCat is difficult to describe, which is part of its charm. It debuted in July of 2013 on Cartoon Hangover, a YouTube network of animated series run by a company called Frederator. Allegri, who was at the time working on the hit cartoon Adventure Time, crafted a two-part saga about an unemployed woman named Bee (voiced by actress Allyn Rachel) and a strange half-dog/half-cat »

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Selfie episode 1 review: Pilot

2 October 2014 12:14 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Karen Gillan stars in Selfie, a modern sitcom take on Pygmalion. Here's what Patrick made of the first episode...

Eliza Dooley is the colleague from hell. She’s the smug, gaudy co-worker who lives in a symbiotic relationship with her phone and spends more time commenting on Instagram or Tweeting her feelings than interacting with the world. When Eliza struts into her workplace, a pharmaceuticals company, she dribbles out a line of text-speak to the baffled receptionist. Into Eliza’s work enters Henry Higgs, a sniffy, uptight technophobe who managed to amend and enhance the reputation of the company much to the delight of its boss. After a particularly embarrassing moment in which two bulging bags of vomit explode onto Eliza’s trendy skirt in front of all her colleagues, she resolves to improve her own image, enlisting a surprisingly willing Henry to help her (“I can transform this vapid, »

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'Selfie' Review: A Fun, Fresh Comedy That Shines Without a Filter

30 September 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Don’t let the title fool you! 'Selfie' is equal parts endearing and charming, with an extra dash of lighthearted fun.

Every TV fan knows that Fall is the most overwhelming season of the year. Why? One very simple reason: Too many shows and too little time. So we at ETonline are reviewing each and every one of the new fall TV shows to bring you our reviews on the good, the bad, the adorable and the just plain horrible.

Show: Selfie

When It Airs: Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.

The Biggest Stars:  From Emily Kapnek, aka the witty woman who brought you Suburgatory, Selfie stars Guardians of the Galaxy's Karen Gillan as Eliza Dooley. You'll also find John Cho, the man who introduced us to the term "Milf" in all those American Pie movies, and Allyn Rachel, the girl from literally every single commercial ever, in this laugh-out-loud »

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Karen Gillan is cray cray adorbs in ABC’s “Selfie”

29 September 2014 1:47 PM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Selfie ABC Premieres: Sept. 30 Airs: Tuesdays at 8pm Et/Pt Who’s In It? Karen Gillan, John Cho, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Allyn Rachel, David Harewood What’s It All About? Eliza Dooley (Gillan) is a superficial social-media superstar pharmaceutical sales rep who spends lots of time making sure her lipstick matches her thong. Henry (Cho) is a workaholic marketing whiz who bemoans the kids these days with their Facebooks and such. Also, Henry has a wisecracking bearded best friend. After a major embarrassment on an airplane makes Eliza a laughingstock, she enlists Henry to help her repackage her image into “a respected … Continue reading →

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Million Dollar Arm Review

29 August 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Craig Gillespie.

Cast: Jon Hamm, Lake Bell, Aasif Mandvi, Alan Arkin, Bill Paxton, Madhur Mittal, Suraj Sharma, Allyn Rachel.

Certificate: PG.

Running Time: 124 minutes.

Synopsis: A twenty-something comedienne’s unplanned pregnancy forces her to confront the realities of independent womanhood for the first time.

Jon Hamm continues an incredibly lingering transition to the big screen with Disney’s American hit Million Dollar Arm, part sports drama, part romance, part fish-out-of-water comedy which combines to make up what is essentially a biographical rags-to-riches tale.

Tracking the story of sports agent Jb Bernstein (Hamm) and an innovative idea which takes him to India (via a path of self-enlightenment and Britain’s Got Talent), we are introduced to his tough-to-like cynic who, whilst residing in a pristine apartment decorated with a flash car on the drive, spends his days dating models, soullessly shunning hellos from Lake Bell’s kooky tenant, Brenda.

With this being Disney, »

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ABC Debuts ‘Selfie’ Pilot Online Ahead of Premiere

19 August 2014 6:23 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The latest marketing move from ABC for its upcoming sitcom “Selfie,” if nothing else, is fitting with theme.

The Alphabet debuted the pilot of the series on Hulu and ABC.com ahead of its premiere next month. The show, a modern retelling of “My Fair Lady,” stars Karen Gillan of “Doctor Who” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” fame as Eliza Dooley, a narcissist who is obsessed with becoming famous over social media. John Cho plays a marketing guru who helps her rebrand her image after a video of hers goes viral, showing her there’s more to it than Facebook and Twitter — hence, the irony of debuting the show via social media.

Still, to debut a show over social media that targets Millennials is certainly appropriate for its desired audience. The show is not set to premiere on ABC for more than a month, with an airdate of Sept. 30.

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Fall TV First Impression: ABC's Selfie

11 August 2014 9:46 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The broadcast networks have more than two dozen shows debuting this fall, including Katherine Heigl‘s TV comeback, a trip to Gotham, a third NCIS and a Flash-y Arrow offshoot. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots.

Next up on our list….

Photos Fall TV Preview: Your Guide to What’s New!

The Show | ABC’s Selfie (Tuesdays at 8/7c, premiering Sept. 30)

The Competition | CBS’ NCIS, NBC’s The Voice, The CW’s The Flash, Fox’s Utopia

The Cast | Karen Gillan (Doctor Who), John Cho (Star Trek), Da’Vine Joy Randolph »

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‘Million Dollar Arm’ Review

21 May 2014 4:56 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Alan Arkin, Pitobash, Suraj Sharma, Madhur Mittal, Lake Bell, Bill Paxton, Gregory Alan Williams, Allyn Rachel | Written by Thomas McCarthy | Directed by Craig Gillespie

Walt Disney Pictures has found great success in past years with based on true story sport films. Movies like The Rookie, Miracle, and Invincible took accounts of people overcoming insurmountable odds and added the classic Disney methodology.  Million Dollar Arm  shares many similar inherit qualities with those past Disney properties—human drama with a universal charm, broad comedic moments to lighten the mood, and a family friendly appeal that makes it easier to forgive the strong addiction to cliché storytelling. Million Dollar Arm is not much more than an enhanced TV movie, nevertheless its likeable personality makes it worth your time.

Much of that personality comes from Jon Hamm, who plays sports agent Jb Burstein. He comes off as a lighter »

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Film Review: Million Dollar Arm (2014): Jon Hamm Tries Out for Mlb

16 May 2014 6:18 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Million Dollar Arm (2014) Film Review, a movie directed by Craig Gillespie, and starring Jon HammSuraj SharmaMadhur MittalAasif MandviDarshan JariwalaLake BellAlan ArkinBill PaxtonGregory Alan WilliamsAllyn RachelTzi MaBar Paly. Before I address the merits of the film, let’s just get one thing out of the way: you’ve already seen this movie. You’ve seen it dozens of times. Yep, you guessed [...]

Continue reading: Film Review: Million Dollar Arm (2014): Jon Hamm Tries Out for Mlb »

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ABC Reveals Fall Schedule And Previews New Shows

15 May 2014 2:32 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Now that it is just barely summer, it’s time for the networks to try their best to get you excited for fall television. ABC wants you to get excited for their schedule, and their new shows, and I’ve got some previews for you, as well as some initial thoughts.

I have to tell you, ABC is looking more and more strange as time goes on, and the overall efforts of the network really have to make you wonder. While there are some hints of interesting shows, and one or two that might turn into worthwhile vehicles, in the Eddie and the Cruisers world of television, ABC is Joe Pantoliano, clutching his tapes, and furiously blathering about the lunacy of not giving the idiotic public what they want, especially since they keep demanding it.

To that end, ABC has declared Thursday, Shonda Rhimes night, largely because someone apparently had »

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John Cho joins Karen Gillan on ABC's 'Selfie' pilot

13 March 2014 12:50 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

The cast for "Selfie," the pilot starring "Doctor Who's" Karen Gillan is rounding out rather well. Already, she will be joined by David Harewood, Allyn Rachel and Tim Peper. Now, "Harold and Kumar" star John Cho is joining the mix.

According to TV Line, Cho plays a marketing expert trying to help Gillan's Eliza Dooley repair her image after a breakup video goes viral. The pilot script, from "Suburgatory" creator Emily Kapnek, is inspired by "My Fair Lady."

Cho has most recently been seen on "Sleepy Hollow." though half-hour comedy is nothing new to him. In addition to starring in "Go On," he's appeared on "30 Rock," "Ntsf:sd:suv::" and "How I Met Your Mother," among other shows.

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‘Harold and Kumar’s’ John Cho Joins ABC Pilot ‘Selfie’

13 March 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Harold and Kumar’s” John Cho will star as the male lead in “Selfie,” a comedy pilot from ABC and Wbtv.

From “Suburgatory” creator Emily Kapnek, the pilot tells the story of Eliza, a self-obsessed 20-something (played by “Doctor Who’s” Karen Gillan), who becomes the subject of a viral video and enlists the help of a marketing expert at her company to help repair her image.

Cho’s character, Henry, is a self-assured, successful marketing expert in charge of the rebranding. Other cast members include David Harewood, Allyn Rachel, Tim Peper, and Da’Vine Joy Randolph.

Cho, who is repped by UTA and Morris Yorn Barnes, is also known for TV shows “Sleepy Hollow” and “FlashForward” and films “Star Trek Into Darkness,”  ”Total Recall” and will be seen in the upcoming “Star Trek” film.

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John Cho cast as lead in ABC comedy pilot 'Selfie'

13 March 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

John Cho (Star Trek Into Darkness, Harold & Kumar franchise) has been cast as the male lead in ABC’s half-hour comedy pilot Selfie.

Cho will play Henry, a self-assured, successful marketing expert who is “a different breed from today’s social media–addicted society.” As a challenge, he decides to “re-market” his coworker Eliza (Karen Gillan), a social media star with a bad reputation.

Selfie is from executive producer/writer Emily Kapnek (Suburgatory). The comedy, inspired by My Fair Lady, is described as “the story of a self-obsessed 20-something woman who is more concerned with ‘likes’ than being liked. After »

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John Rhys-Davies Joins Fox Series ‘Hieroglyph’, Allyn Rachel In ABC’s ‘Selfie’

26 February 2014 7:10 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

John Rhys-Davies (Lord of the Rings franchise) has been cast as a regular in Fox‘s 13-episode series Hieroglyph, from 20th TV and Chernin Entertainment. Set in ancient Egypt, where fantasy and reality intertwined, it follows Ambrose, a notorious thief who is plucked from prison to serve the Pharoah (Reece Ritchie), navigating palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal underbellies and even a few divine sorcerers. Rhys-Davies, repped by Jeff Goldberg Management and Louisa Spring Management, will play Vocifer, Ambrose’s one-time mentor who was a dashing thief back in his day. Related: 2014 Fox Pilots Allyn Rachel has been cast in ABC/Warner Bros TV single-camera comedy pilot Selfie, written by Emily Kapnek and directed by Julie Anne Robinson. It centers on Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan), a self-obsessed, twentysomething who is more concerned with “likes” than being liked. Rachel will play Eliza’s adorable neighbor, who is her opposite: a hipster girl »

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