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Krysten Ritter is eying a quick return to primetime. The star of ABC’s recently cancelled Don’t Trust The B—- In Apt. 23 has been tapped as the lead of NBC‘s single-camera comedy pilot Assistance, from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Prods and Universal TV. Ritter also will serve as a producer on the project, written by Leslye Headland. Additionally, I hear Ritter, who was hotly pursued for comedy pilots the moment she became available last month, has signed a first-look deal with NBC. Based on a play by Headland, Assistance is described as a fast-moving comedy centered on Nora (Ritter), an idealistic “working girl” assistant who is pulled between her colleague (“work husband”) and her real-life fiance while trying to manage a demanding (translation: crazy) boss. Despite largely positive response from critics and a cult following, Don’t Trust The B— couldn’t find »


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