Molly Shannon to Star in ABC Comedy Pilot from ‘Happy Endings’ Writer
Molly Shannon is taking her first regular TV job in years. She’s been cast as one of the leads in an untitled ABC sitcom pilot that was created by Happy Endings writer Brian Gallivan, THR reports. The comedy, which has a working title of Bambi Cottages, follows a father who, sick of his teaching job, moves his wife and six kids from a big city to New Hampshire where they run a set of cottages for tourists. Shannon will play Cathleen Burke, the wife and mother who’s caught off-guard by her husband’s decision but decides to go along with it. The pilot, one of two Brian Gallivan is developing this season, was sold to ABC last year. If the comedy goes to series, this will mark the first regular TV gig for Shannon since NBC’s Kath & Kim ended in 2009.