DailyTelegraph.com.au – REBEL Wilson took to Twitter to lament the axing of her American TV show Super Fun Night.
The celebrated Aussie comedian was understandably disappointed when told the news.
“Found out my TV show Super Fun Night got cancelled … am singing sad songs in my car right now … it’s sad!” she wrote to her nearly 1.8 million followers.
“With a 1.8 demo average rating and a People’s Choice Award for Best New TV Comedy, I think we did pretty well for a freshman show. Alas! Thanks again to everyon who was involved with SFN and everyone who watched! Respect x”
Wilson, moved to LA a few years back and has quickly become one of Australia’s top acting exports.
She’s starred in a string of Hollywood films including Pitch Perfect (she’s currently working on the sequel), Bridesmaids, Batchelorette and Ice Age: Continental Drift.
Super Fun Night aired 17 episodes on America’s ABC Network.
Before moving to America, Wilson was best known as the mad schoolgirl on the Telstra ads shown during Australian Idol and for her work as Toula on Fat Pizza and characters like Fat Mandi on The Wedge.
Variety.com – Katey Sagal has joined the cast of Universal’s “Pitch Perfect 2.”
Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow are set to return along with Hailee Steinfeld. Elizabeth Banks, who was in the first pic, is on board to direct.
Plot details have not been revealed. Kay Cannon, who penned “Pitch Perfect,” is writing the screenplay for the sequel.
Paul Brooks will produce for Gold Circle Films alongside Banks and Max Handelman for their Brownstone Productions shingle. Gold Circle’s Scott Niemeyer will exec produce on “Pitch Perfect 2.” Cannon is co-producing with Gold Circle’s Jeff Levine.
Universal’s co-president of production Peter Cramer, who oversaw production on the first film, will return for “Pitch Perfect 2″ alongside director of development Sara Scott.
The pic bows May 15, 2015. Sagal will play Steinfeld’s mom in the pic.
Sagal is repped by WME and B and B Management, and is best known for her critically acclaimed perf as Gemma Teller in FX’s “Sons of Anarchy.”
DigitalSpy.com – Super Fun Night and Suburgatory have been canceled by ABC.
Rebel Wilson created and starred in Super Fun Night as a party-loving young woman, Kimmie Boubier, who is in love with co-worker Richard (Kevin Bishop).
The first season of Super Fun Night came to an end back in February.
Family comedy Suburgatory had aired for three seasons, but its most recent episodes were delayed until mid-season.
The Neighbors, Trophy Wife and Mixology have also been canceled by ABC.
The network will hold its upfronts presentation next week, when its programming slate will be publicly announced.
People.com – Private Benjamin, the military-inspired 1980 comedy that has become a film classic for Goldie Hawn fans, is getting a big-screen update.
Rebel Wilson is set to star in the remake, which will see the title character re-envisioned as a redneck who escapes a bad life situation by joining the Marines, Variety reports.
Hawn was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in the original title film (which she also executive produced), a hilarious fish-out-of-water story of a bereaved and pampered woman who gets tricked into joining the U.S. Army by a recruiter after her new husband passes away on their wedding night.
Wilson, 28, who starred in Pitch Perfect and is currently seen in ABC’s Super Fun Night, will be joined in the remake’s military endeavors by a wealthy “city girl” friend who’s also looking to change her life, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Producer Mark Gordon is helming the film for New Line, The Wrap reports, and the project is seeking a director. Wilson, from Sydney, Australia, is also set to begin filming on Pitch Perfect 2.
Out.com – “Everybody is dying for something,” Elizabeth Banks laughs when our conversation moves to Pitch Perfect 2. The actress may be promoting her upcoming comedy, Walk of Shame, co-starring James Marsden but we couldn’t help but to ask about the upcoming sequel to the sleeper hit, which she’s currently shooting in Louisiana.
“They’re all graduating seniors,” Banks says of the film’s stars, Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson. Both played freshmen who join the Barden Bellas and eventually take the all-female a cappella group to national championship.
Banks also confirms that John Michael Higgins will be returning. Higgins hilariously played one of the ICCAs commentators alongside Banks’ Gail Abernathy-McKadden. “We will see a little more of Gail and John and delve into their dynamic,” Banks says before teasing the potential for more of Gail’s back-story. “You’re going to learn more about why she has three last names.”
Even though Gail was in the a cappella collegiate group, Menstrual Cycles, Banks says she will not be singing in the sequel. It’s a shame because that truly would have been aca-awesome.
Walk of Shame debuts in theaters nationwide on May 2.
Hollywood.com – Who knew there were so many ladies from the land down under on U.S. television? Well, we didn’t. That is, until we started to do some research on our favorite female TV leads and found out that many hailed from Australia. Color us surprised!
Sure, there were a few that we knew about — Rebel Wilson comes to mind — but there were some surprises, especially since all these ladies have seriously mastered their American accents; they had us fooled.
Through our research, we found out which of television’s leading ladies are from Australia, as well as how many of them have acted together before — it seems like everyone was on the Australian TV series, The Sleepover Club. We’ve compiled a list of our favorites, and added some cool pieces of trivia, so that everyone can be more knowledgable about the Australian actresses on U.S. television.
Rebel Wilson is primarily a movie actress — and a fantastic one at that — but she recently brought her comedic talents to the small screen on Super Fun Night.
wetpaint.com – We don’t yet know too much about what will happen in the Glee episode that Chris Colfer (Kurt) has written. But has he included a part for his pal Rebel Wilson?
Chris has finished his script for Season 5, Episode 19: “Old Dogs, New Tricks,” which the show has already started moving forward on. Chris has previously revealed that his episode will involve “animals and the elderly,” which seems rather cryptic. Maybe Klaine will be getting a puppy?
E! News asked Chris whether hilarious actress Rebel, who starred in Kurt’s 2012 movie Struck By Lightning, might end up appearing in his episode. “Oh, I would love to have her on,” Colfer replies. “She’s incredible, and I’d love to have her on in any way. Plus, she can sing.”
She sure can sing! Rebel will soon be appearing in Pitch Perfect 2, and she even auditioned to be a cast member on Glee back in her pre-fame days. Sadly, we’re guessing Rebel is probably too busy to appear on Glee nowadays, since she currently stars on her own ABC show, Super Fun Night. But we’d love to see Rebel on Glee at some point!
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Rebel Wilson and Hugh Sheridan attend a hockey game between the Washington Capitals and the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on March 20, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.