Meghan Markle Was in a Raunchy TV Show and It’s Finally Going to Air

Meghan Markle is making a return to TV. Well, someone is trying to cash in on the Duchess of Sussex’s royal fame with an old project she once worked on. It seems she made a pilot for a TV show 10 years ago and someone bought it and plans to air the show.

Meghan Markle at NBC Universal's 70th Golden Globes After Party
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Meghan Markle was in a failed comedy pilot years ago

Markle may have found fame on the show Suits, but she also tried her hand at a comedy series about 10 years ago, one of the show’s co-stars reveals.

Max Greenfield, who played Schmidt on New Girl and currently stars in The Neighborhood, was happy to dish on his connection with Meghan Markle. During an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Greenfield was asked about filming the raunchy TV pilot with the now duchess.

They filmed the show in 2011, after she appeared as a suitcase model on Deal or No Deal, but before she starred on Suits.

The Hollywood Reporter first dished on rumors of Artist Rights Distribution for North America picking up the pilot in February. The show was described as a“tongue-in-cheek look at twenty-something singles partying and clubbing in Los Angeles.”

Greenfield gave all the details

As these things go, the pilot didn’t cut it and it was one and done, but it seems someone is picking it up and it will air at some point.

Greenfield explained: “It was called like, ‘The Girls and Boys Guide To Getting Down.’ It was a pilot for Comedy Central; Adam Pally was in it.”

The IMDB entry notes it’s a TV movie, called The Boys and Girls Guide to Getting Down, and explains the following plot details: “takes you through a night of partying in L.A. Funny & somewhat outrageous, gives partiers helpful tips about which substances should not be mixed, how to approach potential hook-ups, avoid undesirables & basically have a good time without completely destroying yourself.”

While it never went anywhere at the time, Greenfield explained that he didn’t “know what it was.” He added: “I got some sort of email recently saying, ‘This person has bought it and they’re putting it out’ and I was like, ‘Great, good for you.’ I would assume they have their reasons as to why they’re putting it out.”

Sadly, Greenfield noted, he and Markle didn’t become besties after working on the pilot. He told Corden: “Meghan and I, we really didn’t connect after that or during that. Look, had I known, I maybe would have played my cards a little differently.”

Markle is said to have retired from acting, with Suits creator Aaron Korsh telling Deadline in January that the duchess wouldn’t be returning for the series’ final season. Korsh shared: “I would love it, but I think it’s pretty close to zero,” adding that the show is “not currently pursuing asking Meghan to leave her position with the royal family and join us.”

Last year, Markle made her last appearance on Suits in the season 7 finale.