November 4, 2020
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We know Tisha Campbell as Sidney from House Party, Gina in Martin, Jay from My Wife and Kids, and now…Annie? The actress will serve as the co-lead alongside Lucy Liu in ABC’s Untitled Workplace Comedy pilot, formerly known as Kids Matter Now.
According to Deadline, the sitcom pilot “centers on Devin (Liu), a diva boss with no patience for working parents who adopts a baby and has a change of heart.” Her assistant Annie is a married mother-of-two and serves as her unlikely mentor. Although Campbell’s character is tough at home, she hasn’t figured out how to keep that same energy in the office. When Annie is finally prepared to quit, Devin is begging her to stay after she adopts a baby. The incompatible pair agree to exchange professional mentorship for parenting tips.
The show is written and executive produced by Shana Goldberg-Meehan (Friends) and directed by Christine Gernon (Speechless).
Australian actress Haley Magnus will play the quirky oddball Missy who means no harm but isn’t the best at reading the room. Hayes MacArthur will also join the cast.
The pilot marks Campbell’s return to ABC as she previously starred opposite Ken Jeong on Dr. Ken and the classic sitcom with Damon Wayans, My Wife and Kids.
Tell us: Will you be tuning in?