NBC’s ‘Girlfriend in a Coma’ Pilot Delayed After Christina Ricci Exit

Christina Ricci was to have played a woman who discovers she has a daughter after waking up from a coma

"Girlfriend in a Coma" has been put under, at least temporarily

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The NBC pilot has been put on hold after actress Christina Ricci exited the project last week, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.

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Producers plan to resume production on the pilot in June.

The pilot was to have starred Ricci as a 34-year-old woman who wakes up from a coma after almost two decades to discover that she has a 17-year-old daughter from a pregnancy she was unaware of.

"iCarly" star Miranda Cosgrove had been cast as the daughter of Ricci's character.

The single-camera comedy project was written by Liz Brixius ("Nurse Jackie," "Go On"), who's also executive producing with Dick Wolf, Danielle Gelber and Peter Jankowski.

Universal Television and Wolf Films are producing.

Daniel Stern ("Home Alone") and Ann Cusack ("Private Practice") had also been cast in the project.