Showtime is shipping off to Boston this fall.
The network has ordered a 10-episode first season of SMILF, a half-hour comedy series created by, written by, produced by, directed by and starring Frankie Shaw, based on her semi-autobiographical Sundance darling short film of the same name.
Shaw, who you may remember from her role as Shayla on Season 1 of Mr. Robot, will star as Bridgette, a young woman from Boston's gritty Southie neighborhood "whose desires for relationships, sex, and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood," as Showtime puts it.
Rosie O'Donnell will co-star as Bridgette's DGAF mother Tutu. It's O'Donnell's first regular TV acting role.
"It's thrilling to find an artist with a strong, singular voice that is new to television," Showtime programming boss Gary Levine said in a statement. "Frankie literally does it all on SMILF: writer, producer, director and star, and the results are funny, emotional, surprising and unapologetic."
SMILF will premiere this fall.
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