Paula Abdul signs for new US comedy

So You Think You Can Dance judge will play herself in a comedy pilot from the Fresh off the Boat team.

US singer / dancer and Reality TV judge Paula Abdul has signed for a new US comedy pilot from the team behind Fresh off the Boat.

The former judge of So You Think You Can Dance Australia will play herself in an untitled NBC pilot based around the life of producer Kourtney Kang.

Kang produced Fresh off the Boat and How I Met Your Mother. The project will explore what it’s like to grow up as the only girl in the only mixed race family in the suburbs of Philadelphia, dealing with real-world issues like race and gender while never losing focus of her life goal — to become a ‘Laker Girl’ like her idol, Paula Abdul.

Young actress Isabella Russo will play the lead, based on Kang as a child.

Variety reports the project is co-written by ex-Wonder Years star Fred Savage, who will direct the pilot.

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