Tracey Wigfield’s in-the-works NBC pilot just added one of its stars. According to Deadline, Andrea Martin has signed on to play one of the lead roles in the former 30 Rock writer’s single-cam comedy produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Here’s more on the project from Deadline:
Written by Wigfield, the comedy centers on an already inseparable mother-daughter relationship that becomes more complicated when the mom, Carol (Martin) accepts an internship at her daughter’s workplace, a news program where the daughter, Katie, is a segment producer. Carol is a well-meaning, overly-chatty, upbea but bored mom who never went to college and gave up her career to raise her now adult children. Galvanized by an inspirational eulogy at a friend’s funeral, Carol decides to follow her dream of having a big career and lands an internship at her daughter’s newsroom where she wins kudos for her honesty.
Adam Campbell and Kimrie Lewis-Davis have also joined the pilot; the role of the daughter has yet to be cast. Martin most recently appeared on Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner’s Hulu comedy Difficult People.