Alicia "Batgirl" Silverstone, last seen on short lived "Miss Match" with Ryan O Neil, is returning to TV. This time in the sit com "Pink Collar". It's a 'single camera comedy', which doesn't mean much, except that a few of the top sit coms, like Happy Days and All in the Family were filmed that way. It's supposed to give a 'theatre like' effect. The promo threw that phrase in to give the pilot more credibility.
The show is created by Patricia Breen, who has some pretty good credits, including both Becker, and Fraser. The comedy focuses on female relationships among co workers. Think Mary Richards and Rhoda! With Breen's track record, I can't help thinking that it might be better if the sit com featured Silverstone as a doctor, perhaps looking for a meaningful relationship, while struggling to advance her career in a male dominated profession. A role like that could've lead to a successful film career.
Silverstone hasn't done so well, since her days as a chunky Batgirl. Stuffed into the ill fitting leather action suit, she looked more like she should be tackling McDonald's Hamburglar, than Poison Ivy and Mr Freeze. Her co star, George Clooney, recently picked up an Academy Award. Hollywood has forgiven him that failure. However, Alicia has struggled with her career. She even stooped to doing a pilot for Fox TV, called "Queen Bee". She needn't have bothered, since Fox didn't pick it up. Perhaps she'd have done better playing a Batman baddie. Alicia Silverstone does spell "erotica villianess".
Alicia joins fellow actors in a recent round of pilot casting. Kevin "Alias" Weisman has signed on to do another ABC comedy. The network sounds like it's out to steal NBC's 'Must See' thunder. Brian Thomas Smith, of the Amazing Race, has been signed by, who else, Fox TV, in something called "The 12th Man". Sounds religious. Joey co stars Jennifer Coolidge has jumped ship, and is also headed to Fox. Joey's been straggling in the ratings. The expected Friends carry over didn't pan out. They inherited Sienfeld's curse, along with his time slot. Remember what they say about rats leaving a sinking ship?