Selfie Creator Defends Show’s Title [WATCH VIDEO]

By April Lara | 3 years ago
Selfie Creator Defends Show’s Title [WATCH VIDEO]
Karen Gillan signing autographs for the US premier of the Eleventh Doctor at the Village East Cinema. April 14, 2010. Wikimedia Commons/Autopilot

The word “selfie” has dominated the world of social media. It refers to a photo taken of oneself and posts it on social media networks. Now due to the popularity of this term, ABC has created a show out of it. Read further to learn more about “Selfie.”

ABC will launch a new comedy TV series entitled “Selfie.” The show revolves around the life of a social media star, Eliza Dooley, played by Karen Gillian. Dooley has thousands of followers on her social media accounts but realized after that there is a difference between gaining friends via social media and real life. Due to her obsession with her social networking sites, she doesn’t know anymore how to make friends in real life. She asked the help of her coworker, Henry (John Cho), to help her out.

The story will be very similar to “Pygmalion” and “My Fair Lady,” but with a modern take on things. Now this makes the show much more interesting to watch. We’re getting really excited!

“Selfie” hasn’t aired yet, but the show has already needed defense during the Televisions Critics Association’ summer press tour, wherein the title of the show was intensely discussed as many critics worry that the show’s title may become outdated as the series run. However, executive producer Emily Kapnek (“Suburgatory:) said that this is the least of her concerns.

“’Selfie’ is very provocative word. For us, it really speaks to the disease that Eliza has. It becomes a descriptive word for us. It felt natural to keep it as the title of the show,” said Kapnek in the press conference, as published in TV Line.

What do you think of this new ABC comedy show ? Is it something that you would watch? What are your expectations on this? Do you think that the show has chosen a good title? Share us your thoughts by posting your comments below!

“Selfie” will premiere on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. on ABC.

For the latest news, recaps and spoilers on “Selfie” and other TV series, as well as entertainment news, make sure that you catch it here on Movie News Guide (MNG).

Watch the trailer of the show here:

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Photo source: Wikimedia Commons/Autopilot



About the author

April Lara has a degree in Journalism and Professional Culinary Arts. She started a career in Journalism in 2009 and has been part of MNG since March 2015.