Rashida Jones and Will McCormack's romantic comedy pilot is beginning to round out its cast. EW has confirmed that Cristin Milioti, who plays the titular character on CBS's How I Met Your Mother, has signed on to play one of the two lead roles in the single-cam pilot A to Z. Milioti will play Zelda, "a lawyer at a small public-advocacy firm who is known for her 'realist' outlook on life … Alternately serious and hilarious, Zelda loves being a grown-up and doesn’t understand why anyone over 20 would go see an animated movie or eat ice cream sundaes. Destiny and fate are not in her vocabulary; [...]
Susan Sarandon and her daughter, actress Eva Amurri Martino, have sold a comedy to NBC called Growing Ivy, about a "a career-centered young woman who decides to focus on her personal life after her eccentric mother moves in." Sarandon and Martino will star, and Rashida Jones and her producing partner Will McCormack will executing produce the show, which McCormack will write with Martino. This is the latest of several pilot deals this season. for Jones and McCormack.
Soon-to-depart Parks and Recreation star Rashida Jones is continuing to add on more behind-the-scenes TV projects. Jones and her Celeste & Jesse Forever writing/producing partner Will McCormack are developing a new comedy-drama for The CW called Ladyballs, THR reports. Here's the plot description:
Two twenty-something estranged friends in search of love in New York who are reunited after learning that they've been dating the same guy. When their plot to humiliate the two-timer goes viral, they realize the "payback" business is a lucrative one and set up a clandestine business to continue bringing down the hand of justice for those who have been wronged.
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Just a week after it was announced she'll be leaving Parks and Recreation this season along with Rob Lowe, Rashida Jones already has a new TV show in the works. Only this time, she'll be serving as a producer and not an actress. Deadline reports that Jones and writing partner Will McCormack, who wrote and produced last year's Celeste & Jesse Forever together, have received a put pilot commitment from Fox for a new comedy called Stuck. It's a single-camera show following a middle-aged woman who gets her immature daughter a job at the bank she works at, only to have her daughter promoted to being her [...]
There was a surprise announcement yesterday that Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe are leaving NBC's Parks and Recreation in the middle of the show's upcoming sixth season. While there's still no explanation for their departures, Parks showrunner/co-creator Mike Schur issued the following statement about the situation last night without really giving a reason for the change. As far as what their next moves are, Deadline reports that NBC is developing a new show for Lowe, and Jones and her writing partner signed a development deal with Warner Bros. in February to write and produce new shows.
Here's Mike Schur's statement:
"The news about Rob and Rashida is [...]