Old News: "Pippa Smith" Dropped From Production

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Nov 12, 2021, 1:51:34 PM11/12/21
This might have been a good show.


The Joss Whedon-Produced Comedy 'Pippa Smith: Grown-Up Detective' Gets
Scrapped at Freeform. The project was in development since June 2018

Freeform has decided not to move forward with the dark comedy series
"Pippa Smith: Grown-Up Detective" from executive producer Joss Whedon,
TheWrap has learned exclusively.

Representatives for Freeform did not immediately respond to TheWrap's
request for comment on when and why the show, which had been in
development at the Disney-owned cable channel since June 2018, had been

A rep for Whedon had no comment.

According to an individual familiar with the project, Whedon did not
have a direct or substantial role in developing the half-hour series,
which was created by comedians Siobhan Thompson and Rebecca Drysdale.

The show was to center on Pippa Smith, a twenty-something who formerly
played a kid sleuth on TV, "as she deals with relationships, addiction
and being too dang old for the detecting game."

Pippa would solve a new case in every episode, "while unraveling a
larger mystery and attempting to navigate her messy personal life."
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