Karen Gillan

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New Season Reviews: Selfie, Manhattan Love Story, PBS's Makers On Women in Comedy

How I'd love it if any of this season's dismal new wave of romantic comedies, all vying to be the next How I Met Your Mother, made me LOL. Sadly, I'm more inclined to search for a "cringe" emoticon, especially where ABC's two new Tuesday night entries are concerned.

The less objectionable is Selfie (8/7c), a strained attempt to update Pygmalion to the Instagram era, but coming off more like My Fair Lucy — because this Eliza Doolittle, here called Eliza Dooley (Doctor Who's Karen Gillan), is silly and vapid beyond belief or tolerance. read more

Selfie Video: Karen Gillan Returns to Her Comedy Roots on New ABC Sitcom

Doctor Who fans will be shocked to see beloved alum Karen Gillan on ABC's new comedy Selfie not only because of the Brit's impressive American accent, but also because of the genre switch.

"I started off in comedy actually, so it's kind of like a return to that for me," Gillan tells TVGuide.com in the video below. "I like doing an American accent."

On the new series, premiering Tuesday at 8/7c on ABC, the actress gets to flex those comedy muscles as Eliza Dooley, a young Los Angeles-area woman who has tons of social media followers but "doesn't really know how to connect with people in real life," she says.

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Eliza soon asks her coworker Henry (John Cho), a marketing guru, to "make Eliza a more acceptable human being," Cho says.

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VIDEO: Watch Selfie, ABC's Modern Take on My Fair Lady, Online Ahead of Premiere

Selfies have taken social media, and basically the entire world, by storm. So will ABC's new half-hour comedy of the same name hit it off as well with viewers? That's up to viewers like you!

Thankfully, ABC is helping TV lovers decide that and offering an...read more

Videos

TV on the Radio “Happy Idiot” feat. Paul Reubens and Karen Gillan
Guardians Of The Galaxy: Character Pod
Oculus
Guardians Of The Galaxy: Lee Pace On W

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GMA 9/29: Congress Calls for Investigation Into Chicago Airport Chaos
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The View: Mon, Sep 29, 2014
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Doctor Who Exclusive: Why Watch Season 8?
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The Ultimate Companion

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Guardians Of The Galaxy Movie, Actor - Nebula
2014 Selfie TV Show Series, Actor - Eliza Dooley
2013 Oculus Movie, Actor
2013 Doctor Who Explained TV Show Series, Appearing
2005 Doctor Who TV Show Series, Actor - Amy Pond

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Andy Samberg, Kit Harington to Star In HBO Tennis Mockumentary

Anyone for a game of tennis? Andy Samberg and Kit Harington are in. The pair will star in HBO's upcoming comedy film 7 Days in Hell...

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Critic's Notebook: ABC at TCA

The verdict is still out regarding ABC's middling batch of new shows for the fall — as often happens, many of the network's more tantalizing projects are being held until midseason — but as ABC stepped into the TCA press-tour spotlight on Tuesday, the vibe was unusually positive because of one overarching hot-button issue: diversity. (For more ABC news, go here.)

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Selfie Creator Defends "Provocative" Title

Thanks to Instagram and Facebook, "selife" was named Oxford's word of the year for 2013. But is Selfie really a good name for a TV show?

"We definitely talked about it," series creator Emily Kapnek told reporters at Tuesday's Television Critics Association fall previews. "Selfie is a very provocative word, but for us, it really speaks to the disease that... read more

VIDEO: Get a First Look at ABC's Selfie, New Shonda Rhimes Drama and More New Fall Shows

ABC has released trailers for its new fall series, including the comedies Selfie and Manhattan Love Story, as well as Shonda Rhimes' new drama How to Get Away with Murder. Check out the first looks below:

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Doctor Who's Karen Gillan Lands Lead in ABC's Selfie

Karen Gillan has been tapped to star in ABC's comedy pilot Selfie, TVGuide.com has learned.

The Doctor Who alum will play Eliza Dooley, a self-obsessed woman who is more concerned with "likes" than being liked. But when she becomes the subject of a viral video made after... read more

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