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Sarah Wright has joined the still-untitled CBS comedy pilot from Friends scribe and producer Scott Silveri. The series will focus on a group of friends who hang out an all-night diner. John Cho, Phillip Vadem, Leslie Grossman, Josh Meyers and J.D. Walsh will play diner patrons, and Wright will play a waitress who works the graveyard shift in order to spend time with her son during the day. She previously appeared on 7th Heaven and The Loop.
And yes, as I and others have already pointed out, the plot does seem awfully similar to Friends.
Over on FOX, Jana Marie Hupp (Ed) is replacing Andrea Parker in the untitled comedy pilot from Victor Fresco (My Name is Earl, Life on a Stick). Hupp replaced Parker after Parker came down with laryngitis.
I think a real actress would have learned sign language and tackled the role anyway, but whatever.
Anyone who knows me knows how much of a huge Ed fan I was. I even wrote an essay about it that got me more mail than anything else I've ever written.
So, it's really great to not only see Tom Cavanagh coming back to series television (in the it-looks-a-lot-like-Ed-from-the-commercials show Love Monkey). But the good news doesn't stop there: Ed's best friend is back too. Josh Randall, who played Mike Burton on Ed, is the guy who's Courting Alex on the CBS sitcom. (Hey, both on CBS - maybe Cavanagh and Randall can have lunch in the CBS cafeteria). And let's not forget Ed's love Carol Vessey: Julie Bowen is a cast member over on ABC's Boston Legal (and has a recurring role on Lost). And Michael Ian Black's Stella over on Comedy Central.
Now we just need Lesley Boone (Molly), Jana Marie Hupp (Nancy), Rachel Cronin (Shirley), and Justin Long (Warren) to get regular gigs on TV and fans will be all set.
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