Let’s all pour one out for missed opportunities.
Before “Mad Men” and “Community,” Alison Brie was just another starving actress looking to break into the biz. And before Jennifer Lawrence won over our hearts as Katniss Everdeen from “The Hunger Games,” she too, was hoping for a big break. It’s safe to say that Comedy Central did them each a favor by passing up the opportunity to air the pilot for “Not Another High School Show” in 2007, a spoof TV show from the guys who brought us “Not Another Teen Movie.”
Alison landed the lead role as “Muffy The Vampire Slayer” (no, we’re not kidding), and JLaw really showcased her thespian skills as “Frantic Girl” (you can see her at 1:43). Both ladies starred in the pilot episode, which fortunately never made it to air, or Alison and Jennifer would probably still be living off of SpaghettiO’s and auditioning for roles as Corpse No. 3 on “Law and Order: SVU”. So, on behalf of all of us here at The Frisky, thank you, Comedy Central. Thank you. [Gawker]