The 2013 MTV Movie Awards had quite a bit going on, but since we are a television site first and foremost, it does not exactly make a whole lot of sense for us to dive into individual film projects. Instead, we want to talk about one thing first and foremost: how host Rebel Wilson’s opening, and her subsequent win as a breakout performer for “Pitch Perfect,” could end up playing a role in her future TV career.
You see, Wilson has a long-gestating pilot entitled “Super Fun Night,” which originally started at CBS, but moved over to ABC during this pilot season. It was an early favorite with the network, but since that time its fate has remained unclear.
However, we do have to say this now: after watching Wilson’s enthusiasm on the show Sunday night, it would be the biggest stunner imaginable if “Super Fun Night” does not make it on the schedule. She’s one of the hotter young names in comedy, and save for “Modern Family,” ABC does not really have a hit in the genre anywhere on the schedule. While there’s no guarantee that this would fill that role, it would at least bring in a demographic of people who are not currently watching, and this is hugely important in driving traffic to this and even some of ABC’s other shows.
ABC should have some spots open for the fall, given that the only real shows locked in for future seasons include “Modern Family,” “The Middle,” “Suburgatory,” and possibly the new “How to Live With Your Parents.”
What do you think: Is Wilson’s breakout performance here similar to Steve Carell’s transition to “The Office,” and do you think that she is going to be a definite TV star? If you want to read some more news pertaining to the MTV Movie Awards, be sure to hit up the link here.