“Susan 313” is a 2012 NBC pilot created by and starring Sarah Silverman, produced by Ron Howard and directed by Ken Kwapis (“The Office,” “Big Miracle”). In it, Silverman plays a newly single woman attempting to return to her old life after the end of a decade-long relationship, with Jeff Goldblum guest starring as her ex and Tig Notaro, June Diane Raphael and Harris Wittels also making appearances.
“Susan 313” never made it to series, but Silverman’s just posted the previously unseen pilot to her JASH YouTube channel — you can watch it below. Most pilots are left to float in the ether, forever unseen, so it’s always interesting when one surfaces and you get a glimpse of a show that never was, especially one that in this case tries to fit Silverman’s acerbic persona into a more mainstream vehicle.
“This isn’t ‘can you believe they didn’t pick this up!’ — this isn’t that kind of posting,” Silverman explains in the intro, while praising production company 20th Century Fox Television for allowing her to post the pilot online. Silverman’s now starring in a new pilot for HBO — “People in New Jersey.”