Kristen Wiig Drops Out of Upcoming Apple Comedy Series Due to Scheduling Issues

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Kristen Wiig is no longer set to star in an upcoming Apple comedy series due to a scheduling conflict with "Wonder Woman 1984," reports Variety. Wiig's exit from the series and the reason behind it were confirmed by an Apple video spokesperson.

    As was announced back in January, Wiig was set to play the lead role in a 10-episode comedy show based on the "You Think It, I'll Say It" short story collection from Curtis Sittenfeld. The show would have been Wiig's first regular television role since leaving "Saturday Night Live" in 2012.


    Wiig is instead set to play the villain Cheetah in "Wonder Woman 1984," which is set to be released in November of 2019. The first of Apple's television shows have also been rumored to be debuting in 2019, explaining the scheduling conflicts.

    Curtis Sittenfeld's book features 10 stories that "upend assumptions about class, relationships, and gender roles in a nation that feels both adrift and viscerally divided," according to its description on Amazon. According to Variety, Apple still wants to develop the series and the producers for the show are regrouping.

    Apple has dozens of other television projects in the works at the current time, with a full list available in the original programming section of our Apple TV roundup.

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  2. farewelwilliams macrumors 68000

    Jun 18, 2014
    and then gets replaced by the never aging Jennifer Aniston
  3. ThunderSkunk, Jun 19, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2018

    ThunderSkunk macrumors 68030


    Dec 31, 2007
    Colorado & Ontario
    Good. Forced 80s nostalgia shlock stopped being charming a decade ago.
    Oh, I see... I guess in all that time, Hollywood still hasn't any new ideas, so, bring on the shlock I guess.
  4. skottichan macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2007
    Columbus, OH
    I'd rather see her as Cheetah, because; 1. I love Wonder Woman and Cheetah so much, 2. I'd rather see her get more big film roles instead of streaming TV at this point.
  5. michaelant macrumors regular


    Apr 8, 2006
    Too bad, but, good for her. She's awesome, and that sounds like a nice high-profile role.
  6. Brandhouse macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2014
    I think that Apple is only thinking locally with their content and not globally. Take it in context of globally and (assumption) I don't feel that any of their announced content has any relevance or interest, take the announcement of Oprah for an example.
  7. Scottsoapbox macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2014
  8. MistrSynistr macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2014
    lol. This has literally happened with ALL of these proposed shows.
  9. Someyoungguy macrumors regular

    Oct 28, 2012
  10. Lesser Evets macrumors 68040

    Lesser Evets

    Jan 7, 2006
    That would have been steaming TV. Streaming and steaming. Your in all our homes.
  11. FelixDerKater Contributor


    Apr 12, 2002
    Nirgendwo in Amerika
    “Scheduling issues” she didn’t know about when signing the contract. OK...
  12. itsmilo macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2016
    She is already doing another Apple show
  13. Geardo_Ranger macrumors member


    May 16, 2018
    North Carolina
    I would have done the same thing if I had to choose between both those options.
  14. markaceto macrumors newbie


    Jun 8, 2017
    Apple removes headphone jack because of "scheduling issues"

    Apple delays Mac Pro because of "scheduling issues"

    And so on...
  15. Lauren Olivia macrumors newbie

    Lauren Olivia

    Aug 2, 2017
  16. AmazingRobie macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2009
    Jennifer Aniston is only as funny as the material she's given to work with, while Kristen Wiig is a true comedian who's funny without a script. There's no comparison really, but don't let that stop you from being the biggest Jennifer Ainston fan you can be...

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