Krysten Ritter is going from Apt. 23 to the corporate world.
The actress could rebound back into the primetime next season following the cancellation of her ABC sitcom Don’t Trust the B—-. She’s signed on to star in Assistance, which is officially described as a fast-moving comedy centered on Nora (Ritter), a “magnetic, hyperactive workaholic, with a sex appeal directly proportional to her anxiety level. Having fallen in love with the magic of moviemaking, she’s the overworked, harried, possibly happy personal assistant to a mercurial producer. But Nora tries (and usually fails) to have a personal life on the side, and is having a passionate affair with equally-busy med student Jeremy. Since her boss expects her to be on call all day and all night, something in Nora’s life is destined to blow a seam. But which will wither and die, her professional life or her personal one?”
The project is from writer Leslye Hedland and based on her play by the same name. It’s one of two assistant-themed comedy pilots in the works this season, the other is Fox’s To My Assistant, about underlings at a big NY law firm.