Tom Lennon Cast in Victor Fresco’s Pilot; Plus, NBC Offered Maya Rudolph a Part


Tom Lennon of Reno 911! and The State fame has been cast in an untitled NBC pilot created by Victor Fresco (Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Better Off Ted), and starring Sean Hayes, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Additionally, we reported earlier that NBC offered a part in the show to Maya Rudolph, whose current series Up All Night looks to be ending its run soon. The multicamera pilot follows a guy (Hayes) struggling to parent his teenage daughter, who just moved in, all while dealing with a temperamental new boss (Lennon) at an online retail company. Linda Lavin (Alice) and Echo Kellum (Ben and Kate) also star in what’s shaping up to be one of the highest-profile comedy pilots of the season. Between this and John Mulaney’s new show, a post-30 Rock, post-Office NBC doesn’t sound so bad.