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ABC Comedy Pilot ‘Middle Age Rage’ Stays Alive WIth Cast Options Extension

By | Thursday June 27, 2013 @ 4:05pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: ABC is keeping single-camera comedy pilot Middle Age Rage in contention by extending the options on the cast until September so it has more time to contemplate the project’s future. Created by Cheryl Holliday, Middle Age Rage stars Annie Mumolo as a middle-aged wife and mother who is fed up with feeling invisible and begins to speak up and demand the respect she feels she’s earned. The Amblin TV/ABC Studios pilot flew largely under the radar until it started getting positive feedback after it was delivered to the network. Middle Age Rage was among the large pool of half-hour pilots that were in the running at ABC this year. The network and ABC Studios also tried to get another well-received comedy pilot that didn’t make the cut in May, Bad Management, picked up to series through an alternative production model but the idea didn’t pan out. Co-starring with Mumolo on Middle Age Rage are Will Sasso, Melanie Leishman, Wyatt Oleff, Kellee Stewart and Skyler Gisondo.

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‘Middle Age Rage’ & ‘The 100′ Add To Casts

By | Tuesday March 12, 2013 @ 2:13pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Kellee Stewart (Hot Tub Time Machine) has been added to ABC‘s comedy pilot Middle Age Rage, about Carol (Annie Mumolo), a middle-aged wife and mother who is fed up with feeling invisible and begins to speak up and demand the respect she feels she’s earned. Stewart, repped by Domain and Robyn Bluestone Management, plays Beth Ann Cooper, the leader of the book club Carol belongs to.

In his first pilot season, newcomer Christopher Larkin has landed a series regular role on the CW‘s The 100. Set 97 years after a nuclear war destroyed civilization, it revolves around 100 juvenile delinquents sent back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet. Larkin, repped by Bold Management and Buchwald Fortitude, plays the sweet and likable Monty, the furthest thing from a delinquent, but he uses his smarts and sense of humor to help delinquent Clarke (Eliza Taylor) in her quest to survive.

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Will Sasso To Star In ‘Middle Age Rage’, ‘The Hundred’ Adds Actress

By | Thursday February 28, 2013 @ 7:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Will Sasso is set as the co-lead opposite Annie Mumolo in ABC‘s comedy pilot Middle Age Rage, which chronicles what happens when Carol (Mumolo), a middle-aged wife and mother, is fed up with feeling invisible and begins to speak up and demand the respect she feels she’s earned. Sasso, repped by Paradigm, D2Management and attorney is Jon Moonves, will play Carol’s husband.

Marie Avgeropoulos (Cult) will co-star opposite Eliza Taylor in in the CW drama pilot The Hundred, set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization. It revolves around 100 juvenile delinquents sent back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet. Avgeropoulos will play Octavia, an illegally second-born child who grew up hidden in captivity. She is an independent spirit who follows her own path.

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Mary Elizabeth Ellis To Star In CBS’ Greg Garcia Pilot, ‘Camp’ & ‘Rage’ Add To Casts

By | Wednesday February 27, 2013 @ 1:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Mary Elizabeth Ellis (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia) is set to star opposite Will Arnett in CBS‘ untitled Greg Garcia multi-camera comedy pilot. The project, written and executive produced by Garcia, centers on Jack (Arnett), a recently divorced guy whose life gets more complicated when his parents have marital problems of their own. Their mother (Margo Martindale) moves in with Will, while their father moves in with Will’s sister Debbie (Ellis) and her husband. Perfect Couples alumna Ellis, repped by Evolution and CAA, recurred on New Girl. Read More »

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Annie Mumolo To Star In ABC Comedy Pilot ‘Middle Age Rage’

By | Wednesday February 20, 2013 @ 11:48am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Annie MumoloEXCLUSIVE: Actress/writer Annie Mumolo is set as the lead in ABC‘s comedy pilot Middle Age Rage. Written by Cheryl Holliday, Middle Age Rage chronicles what happens when Carol (Mumolo), a middle-aged wife and mother, is fed up with feeling invisible and begins to speak up and demand the respect she feels she’s earned. Holliday and showrunner Stacy Traub executive produce with Amblin TV’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey for ABC Studios. Mumolo is best known for co-writing with Kristen Wiig the 2011 blockbuster comedy Bridesmaids, which earned the duo an Oscar nomination. As an actress, she was recently seen in another project dealing with middle-age crisis, Judd Apatow’s movie This Is 40, and in Jill Soloway’s Afternoon Delight, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Stacy Traub Signs Overall Deal With ABC Studios, Joins ‘Middle Age Rage’ As EP

By | Thursday February 14, 2013 @ 8:27am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Glee co-executive producer Stacy Traub has inked an overall deal with ABC Studios. Under the pact, she is joining the studio’s ABC comedy pilot Middle Age Rage as executive producer. Written by Cheryl Holliday, Middle Age Rage chronicles what happens when a middle-aged wife and mother is fed up with feeling invisible and begins to speak up and demand the respect she feels she’s earned. Holliday and Traub executive produce with Amblin TV’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey. Notes From The Underbelly creator Traub sold a couple of projects this season, including a comedy starring Rachael Harris and The Office‘s Angela Kinsey, which had a put pilot commitment at Fox. She is with UTA.

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