Swoosie Kurtz to Co-Star in CBS Comedy Pilot (Exclusive)

Swoosie Kurtz is staying put during CBS.

The singer has been tapped to co-star in a network’s comedy commander instrumentation of Australian format Upper Middle Bogan, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The untitled comedy centers on a mom and mom who learns she was adopted and that her birth relatives are a decorated though amatory family of drag racers.

Kurtz will play Margaret, Bess’ (uncast) widowed mom who is suggested to have adopted her daughter. The impression has a pointy tongue and is prone to use it on her nearest and dearest.

Dan O’Shannon, Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope will coop a book for a single-camera comedy. Todd Holland is trustworthy to approach a pilot, that is a co-production between CBS Television Studios and ABC Studios, in organisation with Dark Toy Entertainment.

The casting keeps Kurtz during CBS following a six-season run of Chuck Lorre comedy Mike Molly. She has been a array unchanging given a start, personification Joyce, a mom to Melissa McCarthy’s Molly. Kurtz’s credits embody Pushing Daisies and Sisters. She is repped by Innovative, Creative Talent Group and Jackoway Tyerman.

Kurtz joins a expel that also includes John Carroll Lynch, who plays Bess’ biological father, Wayne.

Mike Molly‘s stars continue to margin commander offers. Co-star Katy Mixon requisitioned a lead in ABC’s Second Fattest Housewife in Westport, while McCarthy stays uncommitted.

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