Whether it's prime time presidential news conferences, sweeping budget cuts that impact almost all of us in some fashion, or poor Lindsay Lohan lamenting her lack of recent work to celebrity gossip sites, the recession is part of the daily fabric of life these days.
It's even spawned a new pilot from ABC. Amanda Bynes is set to star in the workplace comedy called Canned, playing Sarabeth, a naive Midwestern girl who's getting relentlessly exploited by her boss - and doesn't seem to realize it. Sound familiar?
Canned revolves around a group of friends who are all fired on the same day. Kevin Etten created the show and exec produces, while David Rosenthal and Peter Traugott are also EPs. ABC Studios and Brillstein Ent. Partners are behind the comedy project.
Amanda Bynes joins a cast that also includes Tim Peper, Stephanie Lemelin and Baron Vaughn. This pilot sounds almost as intriguing as The CW's Body Politic!