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(2014)

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Karen Gillan wore a wig in the pilot, and throughout the series, as she had shaved her head for her role as Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).
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In the episode "Nuggett of Wisdom", there is a red toy Dalek on Kevin's bedside. The Daleks are the enemy of the Doctor in Doctor Who (2005), in which Karen Gillan played the Doctor's companion, Amy Pond.
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It was rumored although not confirmed that Karen Gillan modeled Eliza Dooley after a friend with whom she had a falling out with.
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After its cancelation, fans of the show posted on various social media platforms using the hashtag "#SaveSelfie", as well as creating an online petition which attracted over 59,000 signatures. The final six unaired episodes appeared on Hulu, Hulu Plus and ABC.com, starting on November 25th, 2014.
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A profile for Eliza Dooley was actually set up on the social media website Facebook, specifically for the show.
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Karen Gillan performed "The Wind and The Wave" cover of "Chandelier" by Sia for the show.
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The pilot episode was uploaded on Twitter on August 20th, 2014, a month before the show's television premiere in the United States.
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On October 31st, 2014, Karen Gillan and John Cho recorded a 46-second music video in which they were dressed as Power Rangers from the hit TV series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993), with Gillan as the Pink Ranger and Cho as the Red Ranger. The series was rebooted as Power Rangers (2017) 3 years later.
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Based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, which also provided the inspiration for the Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical My Fair Lady.
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John Cho is sixteen years older than co-star Karen Gillan.
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ABC picked up the pilot on May 10th, 2014 before commissioning a first season soon afterwards.
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On November 7th, 2014, ABC announced that the show had been canceled and would not return for a second season in 2015, due to low viewing figures.
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David Harewood had a guest role in Doctor Who (2005), in which Karen Gillan starred as Amy Pond, companion to the Eleventh Doctor, played by Matt Smith.
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Karen Gillan performed "Chandelier" by Sia herself. In real life, Karen Gillan's father Raymond is a singer and recording artist.
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John Cho is the second actor from the J.J. Abrams Star Trek (2009) reboot with whom Karen Gillan has worked, having previously starred alongside Zoe Saldana in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). In Trek, Cho plays Hikaru Sulu, while Zoe Saldana plays Nyotoa Uhura.
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The song Eliza sings in Selfie: Imperfect Harmony (2014) (TV Episode) is "Chandelier" by Cat Stevens.
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Jewel Valentine. the main antagonist from the film One Night at McCool's (2001) is considered an influence behind Eliza Dooley, mostly because of Eliza's red hair and outfits.
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It's most likely the series would had ended with Eliza and Henry finally getting together.
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At the end of Selfie: Imperfect Harmony (2014) (TV Episode), the song Henry sings is "Wild World" by Cat Stevens.
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The show does not have a laughter track.
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As of 2017, the show has not been released on DVD.
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Although Freddy is the show's main villain, in most episodes Henry would go from hero to zero as he would get really hard on Eliza and lose patience with her and would treat her badly and take things out on her especially when Eliza tries to help him or do something nice for him, but would end up apologizing to her.
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If the series had not been cancelled. There would had been an episode which Eliza finds herself a victim of cyberbullying, which Eliza's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram accounts are hacked by a hacker.
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If the series hadn't been canceled, there could had been an episode which Eliza gets stalked online by an admirer and confronts him.
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Imperfect Harmony (#1.10) is the top rated episode of the series.
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In the pilot, a newspaper article titles "Kissing Koreans" is briefly shown with the author as "Matt Smith", which is Karen Gillan's friend and former "Doctor Who" co-star, whom played The Eleventh Doctor from 2010 - 2013.
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The show premiered on the TV2 network in New Zealand on August 30th 2015.
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Karen Gillan admitted in an interview that she is a fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). John Cho plays Hikaru Sulu in the Star Trek (2009) films.
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Before the series premiered on the TV2 network in New Zealand. Karen Gillan attended the Armageddon Expo convention in Wellington, New Zealand with her parents Raymond and Marie.
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Like Karen Gillan herself, David Harewood had also appeared in Doctor Who (2005) (TV Series) which he played Joshua Naismith in David Tennant's emotional farewell story Doctor Who: The End of Time: Part One (2009).
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There was false speculation that the character Val Pollard from the long-running British soap opera Emmerdale (1972) whom was played in that soap opera by Charlie Hardwick from 2004 - 2015 was one of the models for Eliza Dooley.
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The song in the first scene in the pilot was "I Want It That Way" by The Backstreet Boys.
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Selfie is a short-lived American comedy series that aired in 2014 and starred Karen Gillan (Doctor Who, Guardians of the Galaxy) and John Cho (Star Trek, Total Recall). In Selfie, Karen Gillan stars as Eliza Dooley, a sexy, snobbish and selfish employee of a pharmaceuticals company whom decides to change and become a better person after a embarrassing incident aboard a airplane gets the attention of unwanted online followers and grumpy and short-tempered marketing expert Henry Higgs (John Cho) reluctantly becomes Eliza's mentor. But, complications soon emerges along the way as Eliza begins a romantic relationship with her arrogant co-worker Freddy (Giacomo Gianniotti) whom antagonizes Henry and Eliza begins to develop romantic feelings for Henry whom may not feel the same about Eliza.
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If the series hadn't been canceled, there could had been an episode which Freddy decides to play a prank on Henry and humiliate him whilst making a speech during a conference which causes Henry to lose his nerve and punch Freddy and Saperstein fires Henry.
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When Imperfect Harmony (#1.10) was broadcast on TV2 in New Zealand. The scene which Eliza and Freddie are seen making out on top of Eliza's bed in the "Chandelier" montage, which Freddy removes his shirt and Eliza removes her shirt and is seen wearing a black bra was cut and it cuts from Eliza and Freddie kissing outside Eliza's bedroom to the adverts. However if this had been on Chinese television and if Karen Gillan had been with a Chinese man say Matthew See that scene would have been shown uncut.
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Karen Gillan is a fan of "Star Trek". John Cho plays Hikaru Sulu in the "Star Trek" film reboots that take place in an alternate timeline and the same year the series premiered, Karen Gillan starred opposite John Cho's "Star Trek" co-star Zoe Saldana in "Guardians of the Galaxy". Zoe Saldana plays Nyota Uhura.
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David Harewood has worked with two actors whom starred in Marvel comic book movies: Harewood provided the voice of Erito in the 2004 animated film Strings (2004) which starred the voice ofJames McAvoy whom played young Charles Xavier in X-Men: First Class (2011) X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) and X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) and Karen Gillan (Eliza Dooley) played Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
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The series was first broadcast in New Zealand on August 30th 2015. Karen Gillan attended the Armageddon Expo in Wellington, New Zealand a month earlier.
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Karen Gillan came onto the series following completing work on Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Bound for Greatness (2014), released the same year.
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John Cho is 2 years older than his on-screen character Henry Higgs.
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When the show premiered on the TV2 network in New Zealand, it was given the 2.30PM time-slot on Sunday afternoons and was given the PGR rating (Parental Guidance Recommended). "Selfie" is not a family show and is a comedy for adults and was given the TV-14 rating. The show has a lot of sexual references and Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan) wears a lot of sexy outfits and is seen in her bra and underwear. In 1 show, an Instagram picture of Eliza topless, which her breasts are covered is seen. Another episode, Eliza is seen making out with a shirtless man on top of a bed, which her shirt is removed and we see her in a bra, but the scene ends and in another episode, Eliza is standing naked in front of Henry, but only her bare upper chest is seen.
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The show is based on My Fair Lady (1964) which is based on the play of the same name. The film is about pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) whom takes it upon himself to transform Cockney working-classic girl Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn into someone who can pas for a cultured member of society.
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The series is a modern day retelling of My Fair Lady (1964).
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Karen Gillan is most famous for playing Amy Pond, the companion of the Matt Smith incarnation of The Doctor in the revived series of Doctor Who (2005). In the classic series, The Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) becomes a Professor Henry Higgins-like mentor to his companion Leela (Louise Jameson) as he set out to change her from a savage barbarian to a nice and proper civilized woman. The Selfie TV show is based on "My Fair Lady".
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Selfie is almost similar to Not Another Happy Ending (2013) starring Karen Gillan. The film stars Stanley Weber as a arrogant book publisher whom sets out to help his client a successful first time novelist (Karen Gillan) finish writing her new novel and overcome her writer's block by making her unhappy by getting rid of her estranged father (Gary Lewis) and her screenwriter boyfriend (Henry Ian Cusick) but soon finds himself falling in love with her.
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Selfie: Imperfect Harmony (2014) was the only episode of the series to get a viewer warning at the beginning of the episode when it was broadcast on the TV2 network in New Zealand and that it had been rated PGR for sexual material. However, the scene where Freddy and Eliza make out on top of Eliza's bed in the Chandelier montage was cut from the TV2 broadcast.
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A behind the scenes photo of Karen Gillan and Giacommo Gianniotii on the set was posted by Karen Gillan on her official Instagram account on June 23rd, 2016.
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Natasha Henstridge appears in 3 episodes as Sam Saperstein's wife Yazmin. Natasha Henstridge is an former model turned actress whose breakout role was as the extra terrestrial Sil in Species (1995). Karen Gillan is also a former model turned actress and her breakout role was as Amy Pond, companion of The Doctor in Doctor Who (2005).
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Matty Cardarople later worked again with Karen Gillan in Conventional (2015).
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Karen Gillan and Giacomo Gianniotti took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
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Like Not Another Happy Ending (2013), the show has not been released on DVD in New Zealand.
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A "selfie" is when a person takes a photo of himself or herself for an social network.
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Karen Gillan is on the social networks Twitter, Instagram and Google+.
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Like Xena, the title protagonist of the hit television series Xena: Warrior Princess (1995), played in that series by Lucy Lawless. Eliza Dooley decides to change and become a better person.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

If the series had not lasted only 1 season. The finale of the series would had seen Eliza leave Freddie for good and finally getting together with Henry.
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Henry singing "Wild World" by Cat Stevens at the end of the tenth episode hints that Henry felt really bad about hurting Eliza when he rejected her affections for him and his regret for refusing to take part in the annual karaoke party.
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Selfie: Imperfect Harmony (2014) was voted by fans as the best episode and the saddest episode of the entire series due to Henry rejecting Eliza's affections for him.
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