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Chelsea Handler Pilot Casts 3’9” Actor

Stage star Mark Povinelli signs on for NBC's "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea."

Mark Povinelli
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Stage actor Mark Povinelli has been cast in the Warner Bros. Television pilot Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea.

The series, a multicamera comedy for NBC, is inspired by Chelsea Handler’s best-selling autobiographical book of the same name. It centers on Handler’s fast-paced life as a single, 20-something cocktail waitress.   Povinelli will play the part of Todd. The 3’9” actor’s previous TV credits include guest turns on Modern Family, Boardwalk Empire and FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.   Laura Prepon (That ‘70s Show) is already on board as Vodka’s title character. Filling out the cast is Angel Laketa Moore (ER), who will play the assistant manager at the bar, and standup comedian Jo Koy, who signed on late last week as the bartender.   The pilot is executive produced by Dharma & Greg co-creator Dottie Zicklin and Julie Larson. Handler will executive produce.