Last year, Sarah Silverman created Susan 313, a TV pilot loosely based on her own life. Though NBC picked up the pilot, it was never aired, and as with many pilots, it appeared to be lost forever.
One year later, it has a home on the Internet. Silverman has posted the first episode of Susan 313 on JASH, the comedy channel she runs alongside Michael Cera, Reggie Watts, and Tim and Eric. Her fans now have a chance to see what would’ve been had the pilot made it to air.
Susan 313 stars Silverman as a woman who returns to her old apartment after getting out of a 10 year relationship (with guest star Jeff Goldblum, of all people). Upon taking up her old residence, she re-acquaints herself with familiar faces and meets some of the new tenants. The cast is a good one; it includes Burning Love star June Diane Raphael, comedienne Tig Notaro, and humblebragger Harris Wittels.
Of course, Susan 313 was a failed pilot for a reason, and Silverman reminds viewers to keep expectations low. Still, the strong cast makes the pilot worth checking out, even if it isn’t replete with laugh out loud moments. Good on NBC for letting the Internet give it the platform it deserves.