2) The Sassy, Know-It-All Tween (Or Teen) Girl
See: The Michael J. Fox Show, Sean Saves The World, Trophy Wife, Growing Up Fisher
We’re very fortunate that so many of the new comedies debuting this fall feature sassy, know-it-all tween and teen girls, because who has greater life wisdom than someone in the 13-17 year old age bracket? All of these girls are sassy, they’re good with a retort, and they’re experts at the eye roll.
Best of the Bunch: Juliette Goglia as Eve on The Michael J. Fox Show. NBC’s The Michael J. Fox Show and ABC’s Trophy Wife probably have the most potential out of all of Fall’s TV pilots. Trophy Wife‘s strengths lie in the writing and in the performances of the adult leads, but The Michael J. Fox Show‘s strength is its cast’s chemistry (and the fact that Michael J. Fox is still Michael J. Fox). Goglia is a huge part of the show since the pilot is built in part as a film project she’s doing for school and unlike a lot of the other sassy pants gals gracing TV screens this fall, her character gets put in her place for being a sassy, know-it-all. Oh, and she has a keytar.