Network TV's pilot season continues, and here are the latest actresses and actors who have been
- David Alan Grier and Ari Graynor (The Guilt Trip, For a Good Time, Call…) have been cast in CBS's TV adaptation of the 2011 movie Bad Teacher. Graynor will be taking over Cameron Diaz's role as an attractive but morally-bankrupt middle school teacher. Grier is playing her clueless principal, a role originated by John Michael Higgins. Community writer Hilary Winston is scripting the pilot, and original Bad Teacher screenwriters Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky are producing.
- Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo booked the lead role in an ABC pilot called Middle [...]
In the comedy equivalent of an endzone dance, Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo signed a blind script deal with ABC late Tuesday night. Mumolo's project will be developed for the network by Tagline, the studio behind Psych and ABC's upcoming Man Up. As part of the deal, ABC will also drive Mumolo slowly past the houses of her detractors as she flips them all the bird.
The term "female comedy" is pretty gross; it assumes that all other comedy is "male comedy." But you know what? Most comedy is! Males are the leads in pretty much every comedy that isn't a romcom, which sucks. But the early buzz for Bridesmaids, the upcoming movie written by Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, directed by Paul Feig and produced by Judd Apatow, is excellent. The movie is about "two feuding bridesmaids played by Rose Byrne and Kristen Wiig. Also starring Maya Rudolph as the bride, and a supporting cast that consists of Jon Hamm, Matt Lucas, Ellie Kemper, Dianne Wiest and others."