Adverts

Open Access Articles- Top Results for Selfie (TV series)

Selfie (TV series)

Selfie
250px
Genre Sitcom
Created by Emily Kapnek
Starring
Composer(s) Jared Faber
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 21–22 minutes
Production company(s) Piece of Pie Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original channel ABC (Episode 1–7)
Hulu (Episode 8–13)
Picture format 720p (16:9 HDTV)
Original release September 30 – December 30, 2014 (2014-12-30)
External links
Website

Selfie is an American romantic comedy series starring Karen Gillan and John Cho. The program, which was created and executive produced by Emily Kapnek for Warner Bros. Television, debuted on ABC during the 2014–15 television season.[1][2] The series premiered on September 30, 2014.[3] The pilot was made available early through video on demand and online streaming media on August 20, 2014.[4] Selfie was canceled by ABC on November 7, 2014.[5]

On November 13, 2014 it was announced that ABC would pull the remaining episodes of Selfie and replace them with encore episodes of Shark Tank and Thanksgiving/Christmas specials.[6]

On November 25, 2014, the first of the remaining episodes was released online on Hulu and Watch ABC.com, with the rest to follow on a weekly basis, with the last episode airing on December 30, 2014.[7][8]

Premise

The series follows the life of Eliza Dooley, a woman obsessed with the idea of achieving fame through the use of social media platforms, including Instagram where she regularly posts selfies. She begins to worry that "friending" people online is not a substitute for real friendship, and she seeks help from Henry Higgs, a marketing image guru.

The character names are a reference to Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins, the main characters of the 1912 George Bernard Shaw play Pygmalion, further popularized by the 1956 musical My Fair Lady. In the play and musical, Henry is tasked with improving Eliza's social status, and ends up falling in love with his own "creation". The Shaw play is in turn inspired by the story of Pygmalion in Greek mythology, who was a sculptor who fell in love with a statue he had created. The series featured modern day music and modern day social problems.

Cast and characters

Main

Recurring

  • Giacomo Gianniotti as Freddy (Based on Freddy Eynsford-Hill), Eliza's boyfriend
  • Allison Miller as Julia Howser, a pediatric urologist that Henry dated
  • Samm Levine as Terrance, a KinderKare office floater (later promoted to customer service) who marries to Sam's daughter Maureen in the Pilot, becoming the son-in-law of Sam and Yazmin Saperstein
  • Brian Huskey as Larry, fellow KinderKare Pharmaceuticals employee who works in the testing lab
  • Matthew Cardarople as Charlie, Henry's assistant
  • Jennifer Hasty as Joan, fellow KinderKare Pharmaceuticals employee and Saperstein's secretary
  • Patty Troisi as Linda, another KinderKare employee
  • Nikhil Pai as Raj, KinderKare's new Human Resources employee
  • Hayley Marie Norman as Maureen Saperstein, married to Terrance, daughter of Sam and Yazmin Saperstein
  • Natasha Henstridge as Yazmin Saperstein, the wife of Sam Saperstein, mother of Maureen and mother-in-law of Terrence
  • Kelsey Ford as Prue, Bryn's friend and member of the book club
  • Coleen Smith as Wren, Bryn's friend and member of the book club
  • Amanda Jane Cooper as Eyelet, Bryn's friend and member of the book club
  • Sapir Azulay as Thistle, Bryn's friend and member of the book club
  • Keith L. Williams as Kevin, Charmonique's son
  • Tim Peper as Ethan, Henry's friend at KinderKare. Ethan appeared in the Pilot episode, and was in promotional images with the main cast, but left the show after that
  • Amber Rose as Fit Brit, Eliza's Instagram rival
  • Isaiah Mustafa as Mitchell McMoney, Charmonique's high school flame

Episodes

Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".Script error: No such module "Episode list".
No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)

Ratings

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
1 "Pilot" September 30, 2014 (2014-09-30) 1.6/5[9] 5.31[9]
2 "Un-Tag My Heart" October 7, 2014 (2014-10-07) 1.1/4[10] 3.77[10]
3 "A Little Yelp From My Friends" October 14, 2014 (2014-10-14) 1.0/3[11] 3.44[11]
4 "Nugget of Wisdom" October 21, 2014 (2014-10-21) 1.1/4[12] 3.82[12]
5 "Even Hell Has Two Bars" November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04) 0.9/3[13] 3.67[13]
6 "Never Block Cookies" November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04) 0.9/3[13] 3.23[13]
7 "Here's This Guy" November 11, 2014 (2014-11-11) 0.9/3[14] 3.25[14]

Awards and nominations

Selfie was nominated for the "Favorite New TV Comedy" People's Choice Award for 2014.[15]

References

  1. ^ The Futon Critic Staff (May 8, 2014). "Development Update: Thursday, May 8 - ABC Continues Series Orders with Quartet". The Futon Critic. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (May 8, 2014). "ABC Greenlights 'Secrets & Lies', 'Selfie', 'Manhattan Love Story', 'Agent Carter', 'Forever', 'How to Get Away With Murder', 'Black-ish', 'American Crime', 'Galavant' & 'The Whispers'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ Levin, Gary (May 14, 2014). "ABC courts women with fall schedule". USA Today. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ Selfie on Twitter: Waiting is so passé...watch the FULL first episode of #SelfieABC, right here on Twitter! Experience Selfie: https://t.co/9Fx8yks771 Selfie on Twitter. 20 August 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 7, 2014). "'Selfie' Cancelled By ABC". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 7, 2014. 
  6. ^ Bibel, Sara (November 13, 2014). "ABC Pulls 'Selfie', Replaces With 'Shark Tank' Encores & Specials". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  7. ^ Emily Kapnek on Twitter.
  8. ^ "‘Selfie’ & ‘Manhattan Love Story’ Unaired Episodes Headed To Hulu – Update". Deadline. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  9. ^ Cite error: The named reference 1.01 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  10. ^ Cite error: The named reference 1.02 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  11. ^ Cite error: The named reference 1.03 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  12. ^ Cite error: The named reference 1.04 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  13. ^ Cite error: The named reference episode5and6 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  14. ^ Cite error: The named reference 1.07 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  15. ^ Naoreen, Nuzhat (November 4, 2014). "People’s Choice Awards 2015: Full List Of Nominees - People's Choice". PeoplesChoice. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 

External links