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Andrea Parker Joins NBC Pilot ‘Feed Me’; Ryan Devlin In CW’s ‘Jane The Virgin’

By | Friday March 28, 2014 @ 6:21pm PDT

andreaparker1Andrea Parker (Desperate Housewives) has been cast in NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot Feed Me, from Witt-Thomas and Universal TV. Written by Sally Robinson and starring Mary-Louise Parker, it centers on a dysfunctional family bound by love and the restaurant they run together. Andrea Parker will play Amanda, the angry, spiteful and vengeful ex-wife of John (Ed Quinn) who’s been dragging out their divorce for five years and is determined to make his life miserable. APA-repped Parker recurs on Pretty Little Liars.

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Toks Olagundoye Joins NBC Pilot ‘Feed Me’, JoBeth Williams In ‘Your Family Or Mine’

By | Thursday March 27, 2014 @ 6:44pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

toksToks Olagundoye, one of the leads of sophomore comedy The Neighbors, has been cast as a regular in NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot Feed Me in second position to the ABC series. Feed Me, from Witt-Thomas and Universal TV, stars Mary-Louise Parker and centers on a dysfunctional family bound by love and the restaurant they run together. Nigeria-born Olagundoye plays Meryl, the live-in girlfriend-turned-fiancee of John (Ed Wuinn), one of three grown-up children of restaurateur parents and brother of Emma (Parker). On Neighbors, Toks, repped by Shelter Entertainment and The Glick Agency, plays alien matriarch Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

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JoBeth WilliamsJoBeth Williams is set as a regular in TBS comedy pilot Your Family Or Mine, from Greg Malins, Sony Pictures TV and Fanfare. Based on an Israeli format, the show revolves around a young couple and their relatives, with each episode focusing on a different side of the family. Williams plays Ricky, the disapproving mother-in-law. Williams, repped by SDB Partners and the Coronel Group, plays a mother in another Sony comedy pilot about a young couple this season, NBC’s Marry Me, where she is recurring. She is shooting the film Crawlspace.

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Sara Chase & Lauren Adams Board NBC’s ‘Tooken’; Debra Monk In ‘Feed Me’

By | Wednesday March 19, 2014 @ 2:13pm PDT

Sara Chase and Lauren Adamssarachase1laurenadams1 have joined NBC comedy series Tooken from 30 Rock’s Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. It centers on Kimmy (Ellie Kemper), who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York. Chase, repped by TalentWorks and Perennial Entertainment, will play Cyndee, Kimmy’s best friend from the cult. Adams will play Gretchen, a member of the cult for the past 10 years and the only member who has been successfully brainwashed and believes everything she was told. Adams is with CESD, Luber/Rocklin and attorney Jeffrey Hynick.

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Bille Woodruff To Direct VH1′s ‘Drumline 2′; Michael Trim To Helm NBC Pilot ‘Feed Me’

By | Tuesday March 18, 2014 @ 12:39pm PDT

Bille Woodruff has been tappedbillew2 to direct VH1′s Drumline 2: A New Beat, co-written by Karen Gist and Regina Hicks. Fox Television Studios is co-financing and looking at the project as a possible back-door pilot. Story focuses on strong-willed and talented Dani Bolton, who defies her parents, bypassing Spelman College for SEU so she can join the Rolling Red Thunder Drumline. Nick Cannon will exec produce. Woodruff, repped by ICM Partners, Greenlight Management, and attorney Peter Nichols, directed features Honey and Beauty Shop. His current film Addicted for Lionsgate is slated to be released in October. Gist is repped by ICM Partners; Hicks is with Resolution.
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Mary-Louise Parker Set For NBC Comedy Pilot ‘Feed Me’

By | Wednesday March 5, 2014 @ 4:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Mary-Louise ParkerMary-Louise Parker‘s reunion with NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt is now official as the former Weeds star has closed a deal to topline NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot Feed Me. The project, from veteran producers Paul Junger Witt and Tony Thomas, received a pilot green light last month based on Parker’s intention to star in it. Following the end of Weeds, which Greenblatt put on the air while running Showtime, NBC had been pursing the actress for multiple projects, and Feed Me was the script she responded to. Talks with Parker had already commenced when Feed Me was picked up to pilot three weeks ago, now they have been successfully completed. Written by Sally Robinson, who penned Lifetime’s successful Steel Magnolias remake, Feed Me is described as a comedic exploration of adult intimacy and desire that centers on a dysfunctional family bound by love and the restaurant they run together. And when daughter Emma’s husband has an affair, they circle the wagons to fiercely protect one of their own. Robinson, Thomas and Witt executive produce for Universal TV. Parker serves as a producer.

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Dark Family Comedy From Sally Robinson & Witt/Thomas Prods. Gets NBC Pilot Order With Mary-Louise Parker In Talks To Star

By | Friday February 14, 2014 @ 10:45am PST
Nellie Andreeva

NBC_logoUPDATED: NBC has given a late pilot order to Feed Me, a single-camera comedy from veteran producers Paul Junger Witt and Tony Thomas’ Witt/Thomas Prods (Blossom, Beauty And The Beast and its CW reboot). NBC had been pursuing former Weeds star Mary-Louise Parker for multiple pilots. This is the script she responded to, helping it get a green light while the actress’ deal is being worked out. Feed Me would reunite Parker with NBC topper Bob Mary-Louise ParkerGreenblatt who cast her in another dark comedy, Weeds, while at Showtime. Written by Sally Robinson, who penned Lifetime’s hugely successful Steel Magnolias remake, Feed Me is described as a comedic exploration of adult intimacy and desire that centers on a dysfunctional family bound by love and the restaurant they run together. And when daughter Emma’s husband has an affair, they circle the wagons to fiercely protect one of their own. Robinson, Thomas and Witt executive produce for Universal TV.

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