NBC has picked up Assistance, a single-camera female-led comedy based on Leslye Headland’s play of the same name, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B- in Apartment 23) will lead the series.
Headland will write and executive produce the sitcom, which revolves around an idealistic assistant who struggles to serve her monstrous boss (who in the play bears a descriptive resemblance to Headland’s former employer, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein). Additional notes on the series describe it as a “fast-moving comedy” about a working girl torn between her fiancé and her work husband.
Assistance ran off-Broadway from February 3, 2012 through March 11, and starred Virginia Kull, Michael Esper, Sue Jean Kim, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Amy Rosoff and Bobby Steggert. The Weinstein Company recently adapted Headland’s 2010 play Bachelorette into a movie starring Kirsten Dunst, Rebel Wilson, Isla Fisher and Lizzy Caplan.