Take me to the pilot, especially with SNL alumni

Scattered thoughts on new comedy series and pilots:

– I always root for Saturday Night Live alumni to move into prime time, and Nasim Pedrad — underutilized on SNL — deserves it as much as anyone.

– Also nice to see Casey Wilson getting another shot, this one with Tim Meadows.

– The Tina Fey/Ellie Kemper show about someone leaving a doomsday cult has to be good, or I’ll lose faith in humanity.

– Am I miscounting, or is Martin Short in two shows? One with fellow SCTV alum Andrea Martin!

– I caught a bit of Bad Education on the Virgin Atlantic flight. The original is a little difficult to understand — lots of heavy accents and jargon we don’t know in the USA — but it’s not bad at all.

– Mildly surprised to see David Schwimmer return to TV from the theater, but it seems to fit his experimental tastes. No one from Friends needs a hit show again, but Matthew Perry keeps trying.

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