12:24 am - 02/21/2014

Super Fun Night may have had it's Series Finale after only 1 Season

On the season finale of Super Fun Night, Rebel Wilson’s Kimmie has a super-big decision to make about her love life.

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Her choices in this debate of the heart: James (Nate Torrence), the sweet and goofy boyfriend, and Richard (Kevin Bishop), Kimmie’s co-worker whose growing affections bubbled to the surface last week and culminated with a big smooch. In the finale, “She kind of manages to scramble and decide which one she’s going to go after,” teases Wilson.

It’s a classic story of torn affection, but oddly, what Wilson is most proud of in the show’s 17-episode run is that there has been, as she sees it, very little classic about it. “It has a unique tone to it compared to other comedies,” she says. But the actress/writer/EP admits that finding the right balance between her signature raunchy humor, dramatic elements, and broad comedy wasn’t easy. “This is my first foray into American television, and I guess what I didn’t realize is…[the list of] what you can’t say is huge,” she says. “There was always at least five minutes cut from every episode of what I thought was super hilarious stuff, but what they deemed inappropriate for family television, whether it was the words I was using or the intention.”

Last week’s Wilson-penned episode, for example, originally contained a flashback scene to a previous year in which Wilson’s character ate a whole pizza on Valentine’s Day because she was depressed and ended up getting an “attack of irritable bowel syndrome.” “[The character] was wearing a beret at the time and I had to go into this alleyway and sh– into the beret,” she says. It got cut.

Wilson doesn’t fault the big bosses for their practices, however, and says she took the feedback as an opportunity to add more dramatic elements to the scripts, like relationship issues. If the show gets a second season, “I want to do that more.”
The chances of a second season remain slim, however, according to TV insiders. But Wilson has planned for that by filming a musical number (the song? “Fat Bottomed Girls”) that has elements that bring closure to the characters.

And though it has been the trend of canceled shows to seek second lives elsewhere — especially cable networks or ever-evolving online hosts like Netflix, who revived Arrested Development — Wilson says if axed, she has no plans to move forward, citing many feature film projects in the works, like the sequel to 2012′s Pitch Perfect. “I’m just so excited,” Wilson says of the movie, which will be helmed by first-time director Elizabeth Banks. “I think a lot of people don’t realize that Elizabeth was a producer and really [formed] the idea and put it all together. She was on set with us every 6 a.m. start. She was there with her little coat freezing along with us. She’s more than qualified.”

Regardless, of what the future holds for Fun Night, Wilson considers it a win creatively and in terms of the effort put into it. “TV is hard,” she says. “We did 8.5 hours of content and 17 episodes in seven months — from scratch to airing, which is like doing 4.5 movies back-to-back…which is insane. … Going through the network TV process just makes you really respect the people who have their own shows and are a performer. And there aren’t that many.”

Even though I knew the show was a mess, and figured it was going to cancelled I still watched it cause I like Rebel. Also loved the musical number.

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biebusfan 21st-Feb-2014 05:27 am (UTC)
aww i liked this show
phallus 21st-Feb-2014 05:30 am (UTC)
That show was never gonna make it tho!
youandeyeteewhy 21st-Feb-2014 05:31 am (UTC)
The way she spoke about it was like it's already been cut but she hasn't gone public with the news yet.:/
zyuranger 21st-Feb-2014 05:32 am (UTC)
I only saw the premiere episode and it was so unremarkable. Did it improve?
jessieka 21st-Feb-2014 08:33 am (UTC)
Not really.. Like, halfway through it got better but it still wasn't very good.
zeldazonked 21st-Feb-2014 04:07 pm (UTC)
No. I tried to hang in there but ending up quitting it. And when I actually quit struggling through a show, you know it's bad.
rabbitncavylove 22nd-Feb-2014 01:36 am (UTC)
Nope and I was hopeful because of Rebel.
missjersey 21st-Feb-2014 05:34 am (UTC)
Very OT but I'm pretty upset right now.

Basically, this chick on facebook started a post with something like "look, this is my opinion but I shouldn't have to feel bad for being white and blah blah blah" and then a friend of mine was like "seriously, I grew up poor and it's so unfair how I still get seen as privileged and blah blah blah."

I stopped reading because I don't want to start anything. I've given up posting about social (i.e. women and racial) issues on fb. I'm so upset. I'm white and I probably felt the same way a few years ago, but I now know that people pointing out my privilege isn't meant to make me feel bad. And it doesn't. I'll never experience some of the shit that people go through all because I'm white and straight.
xsx8xsx 21st-Feb-2014 06:26 am (UTC)
I'm tired so I'm prob wrong, but why are you upset at the post? I am legit not trolling or being rude is it because you feel bad for being white and straight or that the contents of their post
missjersey 21st-Feb-2014 06:33 am (UTC)
I'm just annoyed that my friends think that people pointing out their privilege (for being white) is a terrible thing and that it's "unfair". So the contents of the post is why I'm bothered.
fauxkaren 21st-Feb-2014 05:35 am (UTC)
I wanted to like this show, but it was just so bad.
grande_latte 21st-Feb-2014 05:37 am (UTC)
good. i dont find rebel funny at all and the show was stupid
yurasama_love 21st-Feb-2014 05:38 am (UTC)
It was still on?!
nohashtag 21st-Feb-2014 05:42 am (UTC)
I liked the show... but it was, at least to me, a less funny and witty Miranda. I can't with how unfunny the show was. Like, Rebel is hilarious but her humour was lost on the show.
ballsmazig 21st-Feb-2014 05:44 am (UTC)
IA with this, she was hilarious in PF but that didn't come through in SFN. I think she knows it flopped tho.
bluecassettes 21st-Feb-2014 06:05 am (UTC)
omg you just reminded me that I never watched the latest season of Miranda! I'm going to watch it tonight.
wauwy 21st-Feb-2014 11:50 am (UTC)
That's saying something, because I thought Miranda was just terrible.
freeze_i_say 21st-Feb-2014 07:59 pm (UTC)
Miranda the show is terrible.
welurklate 21st-Feb-2014 05:50 am (UTC)
This show was truly terrible and I feel like it exposed her as really overrated. even her ~~~so funny~~ ideas that got cut sound awful.

and why in gods name did she think she could an american accent?
jessieka 21st-Feb-2014 08:34 am (UTC)
I didn't understand how she was supposed to have an American accent and then they had jacki weaver as her mom..
the_pinkdress 21st-Feb-2014 05:52 am (UTC)
I'm not even American but I hate when people from the UK or something, or in her case, Australia, are given a chance on American TV and frankly, do a bad job, they just blame "Americans" for being uptight or having no sense of humour or something. Like yes there are more restrictions and less creative controls but you obviously wanted it and they gave you a primetime show, and you couldn't deliver.
sweet_heloise 21st-Feb-2014 05:56 am (UTC)
Who else are you talking about
the_pinkdress 22nd-Feb-2014 11:37 am (UTC)
for example, alexa chung was given her own show on MTV. it only lasted a season. since then she's talked about how americans don't get her sense of humour, how they only want you to be nice all the time but she's too edgy for them, etc. in reality her show just sucked and she sounds delusional.
sbenner 21st-Feb-2014 06:00 am (UTC)
she seriously should not have ditched her accent for her shittily done american one. It sounded so bad and honestly i feel like she loses some of her character without her true accent. It sucks because i think she could have done really well with a different show
brad4815 21st-Feb-2014 06:02 am (UTC)
She should've just kept her accent. She just sounds awkward and unfunny with that American one she does.
xeroxicide__ 21st-Feb-2014 06:07 am (UTC)
My boyfriend will be devastated. LOL.

Edited at 2014-02-21 06:08 am (UTC)
chismosa 21st-Feb-2014 06:07 am (UTC)
The bad American accent really took a lot away from the show... I know that's a weird thing to focus on but it took a lot away from her delivery.

The show just got interesting, though. It would be nice if it stuck around a little longer.
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