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Finding TV's next triple threat

''Girls''' creator-writer-star Lena Dunham may get some small-screen company if these three multitaskers — who are all creating, writing, and starring in fall pilots — get a series pickup this spring.

Sharon Horgan
Claim to fame: Co-writing and starring on the British comedy Pulling (which is currently being adapted by ABC).
Pilot on deck: ABC's Bad Management stars the actress as a department-store exec who clashes with her boss' son.
Bottom Line: A funny woman with an Irish brogue? We're intrigued.

John Mulaney
Claim to fame: Writing for SNL, appearing in "Weekend Update" segments.
Pilot on deck: An untitled multicamera comedy at NBC that's loosely based on his life. SNL's Lorne Michaels is exec-producing.
Bottom line: NBC has a recent history (30 Rock, Parks and Recreation) of successfully transferring SNL talent to prime time.

Rebel Wilson
Claim to fame: Breakout performances in Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect.
Pilot on deck: ABC's Super Fun Night, about three gals whose Friday-night ritual of staying in is threatened when one of them gets a promotion and a party invite.
Bottom on line: Right now, Wilson can do no wrong on the big screen — so why not on U.S. TV, too?
Originally posted Mar 01, 2013 Published in issue #1249 Mar 08, 2013 Order article reprints
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