Malin Akerman Joins Portia de Rossi’s ABC Comedy

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Portia de Rossi's ABC comedy pilot The Smart One has pulled Malin Akerman aboard, with the Wanderlust and Watchmen actress set to co-star. The show revolves around "a brilliant and successful woman (de Rossi) who has to go to work for her less brainy but more popular sister (Akerman) — a former beauty queen, weather girl … and now big-city mayor," Deadline writes. Jean Smart will play the ladies' mother, and, oh yeah, Ellen DeGeneres is executive producing.