Out 'Chelsea Lately' Comic Fortune Feimster to Star in ABC Sitcom 'Discounted'
We could not be more excited for one of our favorite funny women, Fortune Feimster, who has landed her own show on ABC! The out comic behind hilarious alter-egos like Darlene Witherspoon the Hooters waitress and, more recently, her spot-on portrayal of both Honey Boo Boo and Mama June, will write, produce and star in the half-hour comedy Discounted, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The series will be a multi-cam workplace sitcom that “revolves around half-sisters Julie and Missy, who are desperately trying to keep their Charlotte, N.C. furniture store afloat,” according to THR. The sisters face stiff competition from a Danish furniture store (think Ikea) called Wüd (the name alone is hilarious).
Fortune’s boss on Chelsea Lately, Chelsea Handler, is set to co-executive produce.
"Teaming up with her production company for this project seemed like a perfect fit. They already know my comedic sensibilities and luckily my sense of humor goes really well with theirs,” Fortune told THR. “Plus, nobody knows how to dress me up in a more ridiculous costume than Chelsea does!"
If you haven’t seen Fortune in action, here’s her Chelsea Lately reel.