EXCLUSIVE: Adam Goldberg is set to co-star opposite Jim Gaffigan in Gaffigan’s CBS single-camera comedy pilot from Sony TV. The project, co-written by Gaffigan and Peter Tolan, is inspired by Gaffigan’s real life and stars the comedian as Jim, the happily married and harried NYC father of five. Goldberg will play Dave Reedy, Jim Gaffigan’s best friend, a die-hard New Yorker and stand-up comic who lives next door and is always at hand to give Jim the benefit of his neurotic counsel. Goldberg, repped by UTA and Luber Roklin, is recurring on FX’s limited series Fargo and recently wrapped production on the film No Way Jose, which he wrote, directed, starred in and produced.
Adam Goldberg has been cast in ABC‘s multi-camera comedy pilot Divorce: A Love Story, from Sony TV and ABC Studios. Written by Mike Sikowitz & Daniel Lappin based on an Israeli format and directed by Pam Fryman, Divorce centers on Kenny (Jason Jones) and Robin (Andrea Anders), a recently divorced couple who were bad together but discover they’re even worse apart and can’t seem to stay out of each others’ lives. Goldberg, repped by UTA and Luber Roklin, plays Ike, Kenny’s neurotic, overly analytical best friend and co-worker. He recently starred on CBS’ NYC 22.
Bridesmaids co-star Wendi McLendon-Covey has been tapped as the female lead of ABC‘s untitled Adam F. Goldberg single-camera comedy pilot (formerly How the F Am I Normal), written by Goldberg and to be directed by Seth Gordon. The project, inspired by Goldberg’s experience growing up in the ’80s with a highly screwed up but loving family, is a family comedy set in the ’80s that centers on an in-your-face mother and hot-tempered father who love their three eccentric kids so much, they can’t bear to see them grow up. McLendon-Covey will play the mother, Beverly Gold, a dedicated mom and an overbearing hyper-emotional shopaholic with no sense of boundaries and a big mouth that she’s not afraid to use. The project, from Sony TV and Happy Madison, was given an early pilot order last month after landing a production commitment when it moved to ABC in September from Fox where it was originally set up last season.
McLendon-Covey was among the most sought after actresses for comedy pilots this season, along with Anna Faris, who was tapped as the lead of Chuck Lorre’s CBS pilot Mom, Malin Akerman, who toplines ABC’s off-cycle comedy pilot Trophy Wife, and Damages alumna Rose Byrne, who is being courted by a slew of half-hour projects. McLendon-Covey, repped by UTA and manager Gladys Gonzalez, has an existing relationship with Sony TV and Happy Madison — she has recurred on their long-running …