Tisha Campbell is coming back to television opposite Lucy Liu in a currently untitled ABC workplace comedy, according to Deadline. The pilot hails from Shana Goldberg-Meehan, who serves as executive producer and writer. Christine Gernon will direct.
The sitcom pilot, formerly called Kids Matter Now, will focus on Liu’s character Devin, described as “a diva boss with no patience for working parents who adopts a baby and has a change of heart.” As a result, her assistant, working mom Annie, played by Campbell, becomes a mentor to her regarding the trials of motherhood. The new working relationship though came as a cost–Annie was about to quit because of Devin’s previous intensity against working moms. But after adopting a child, Devin begs Annie to stay if she’ll help her learn more about being a mom.
Haley Magnus, who was recently seen on Quibi’s Mapleworth Murders, will play comic relief character Missy. Comedian Hayes MacArthur, best known from Netflix’s Merry Happy Whatever, will also star.
Campbell’s last big television roles included ABC’s Dr. Ken as Ken Jeong’s nurse assistant Damona and Fox’s Last Man Standing as neighbor and friend Carol. Campbell also ends her voice to Cartoon Network’s Craig of the Creek and DC Universe animated series Harley Quinn. Recently, she was a series regular on Fox’s short-lived comedy, Outmatched (fka Geniuses).
Campbell was set to star in The Finest, a 2018 dramatic pilot from Regina King and Robin Roberts and based on the real story of the Holmes sisters, whom Roberts interviewed for Good Morning America. The series was about five Black sisters who are all NYPD officers, but ABC passed on the project.
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