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Mary McCormack To Star In NBC Comedy Pilot ‘Welcome To The Family’

By | Friday March 1, 2013 @ 8:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Mary McCormack is set to star opposite Mike O’Malley in Welcome To The Family, NBC‘s single-camera comedy from Mike Sikowitz and Sony TV. It chronicles how cultures collide when a white family and a Latino family are bonded together by their children who fall in love followed quickly by an unplanned pregnancy. O’Malley and McCormack play the pregnant girl’s parents Dan and Katrina, a loving mother who is the glue between her more volatile daughter and husband. Several pilots were interested in former In Plain Sight star McCormack, who opted to do a comedy for a second straight year. Last season, she toplined Kari Lizer’s ABC pilot.  McCormack’s other series credits include The West Wing, Murder One and K Street. She is with Gersh and Untitled.

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Mary McCormack Set As The Lead In Kari Lizer’s ABC Comedy Pilot

By | Sunday February 19, 2012 @ 9:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

In Plain Sight star Mary McCormack, has lined up her next series gig, playing the lead in Kari Lizer’s untitled ABC comedy pilot (aka The Unprofessional). The  multi-camera comedy, from Warner Bros. TV, centers on Hilary Pfeiffer-Dunne (McCormack), a high-powered executive who, having dominated the corporate America for years, now faces the biggest challenge of her life when she finds herself unemployed and acting as a full-time mom to her two teenagers. McCormack segues to the ABC pilot from a five-year stint as the star of USA’s U.S. Marshal drama In Plain Sight, whose fifth and final season premieres on March 16. McCormack’s other series credits include The West Wing, Murder One and the HBO semi-scripted DC comedy K Street. She is with Gersh and Untitled.

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Fox Buys Single Dad Comedy Produced By Chelsea Handler, Mary McCormack & Spike Feresten And Starring Comedian Josh Wolf

By | Thursday December 15, 2011 @ 6:07pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Fox has bought a single-camera comedy project starring comedian Josh Wolf, regular panelist on Chelsea Handler’s E! late-night talk show Chelsea Lately. Wolf will co-write the show with Seinfeld alum Spike Feresten and Michael Morris (Brothers & Sisters), with Chelsea Handler and her friend, In Plain Sight star Mary McCormack, who is married to Morris, executive producing. Also executive producing are Feresten and Handler’s producing partner at Borderline Amazing Tom Brunelle. Morris, Wolf and Brad Wollack will co-executive produce. The comedy, set up at 20th Century Fox TV, is based on Wolf’s early years as a single father of three and a full-time stand-up comic. Wolf is with Parallel Entertainment, Feresten  with 3 Arts, Handler, Brunelle & Wollack with CAA, and Morris & McCormack with Gersh.

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USA Renews ‘In Plain Sight’ For Fifth & Final Season, Sets Premiere Date For ‘Psych’

By | Thursday August 11, 2011 @ 4:05pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Just like the series it was most recently paired with, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, USA Network’s U.S. Marshal drama In Plain Sight too will be coming to an end. The network has ordered an eight-episode fifth and final season to air in the spring. In Plain Sight marked the first major USA series under the network’s current regime that had a female lead, Mary McCormack. The network was so high on her, they delayed the series’ launch by a year when she got pregnant. In Plain Sight went through several showrunners, most recently Ed Decter and John J. Strauss, who joined before Season 4 and will return for the final eight episodes. The fourth-season finale of In Plain Sight aired on Sunday and was up 6% from the Season 3 closer. For the season, the series averaged 4.9 million viewers, up 8% from last year. In other USA news, the sixth season of USA’s buddy sleuth dramedy Psych will premiere Oct. 12. The network also renewed freshman Suits earlier today.

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USA Renews ‘In Plain Sight’ For 2 Seasons

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: USA Network has picked up drama series In Plain Sight for two more seasons, bringing the U.S. marshal show’s run on the cable network to five seasons. The main cast, including Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller and Paul Ben-Victor, are all set to return to IPS, which will continue to film in New Mexico. The series recently wrapped up its third season, which averaged 5.2 million viewers, 1.8 million in them in the adults 18-49 demographic. This is probably the first in a series of renewals expected at USA over the next few weeks, as the network’s original series are once again performing strongly this summer. The two-year pickup for IPS mirrors a similar two-year renewal USA gave to its flagship drama Burn Notice earlier this year.

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