Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Bridesmaids co-star Wendi McLendon-Covey, who was just tapped as the female lead of Adam F. Goldberg/Seth Gordon’s ABC comedy pilot How The Hell Am I Normal, is set for a recurring role on Showtime‘s upcoming drama series Masters Of Sex. The series, an adaptation of Thomas Maier’s book, stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson, and chronicles their unusual lives, romance and pop culture trajectory. McLendon-Covey will play Dr. Lillian DePaul, a new, formidable doctor at the hospital — the only female in an all-boys club who is both competitive with and a mentor to Johnson (Caplan).

Like How The Hell, Masters Of Sex is produced by Sony Pictures TV, which helped sync up the schedules of the two projects for McLendon-Covey. The actress also has ongoing recurring roles on Sony TV’s veteran CBS comedy Rules Of Engagement and on ABC/20th TV’s Modern Family. McLendon-Covey, repped by UTA and manager Gladys Gonzalez, just wrapped Tyler Perry’s Single Mom’s Club.

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