Same Ol’ Tropes: ABC’s new series, ‘Selfie,’ with John Cho and Da’Vine Joy Randolph falls short ‹ The Visibility Project

It’s pilot season, and ABC is adding even more color to the TV screen. In addition to ‘How To Get Away with Murder,’ ABC recently added ‘Selfie,’ a comedy written by ‘Surbagatory’ creator Emily Kapnek, to their Fall 2014 roster. ‘Selfie’ will star Karen Gillan (Doctor Who), John Cho (Harold and Kumar, American Pie, Sleepy Hollow), and co-star Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Ghost the Musical).

The protagonist, Eliza Dooley (Gillan), is a social media obsessed 20-something with perpetually pursed lips, 263,000 online followers and no real friends. Following a humiliating public breakup, she decides she would rather form relationships with the people around her instead of ‘friending’ people on the Internet. She hires co-worker and marketing expert Henry Higenbottam (Cho) to rebrand her image.

Same Ol’ Tropes: ABC’s new series, ‘Selfie,’ with John Cho and Da’Vine Joy Randolph falls short ‹ The Visibility Project.