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OCT
21
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'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Secret Life' Alums to Star in ABC Family's 'Work Mom' (Exclusive)

Brandon Scott and Renee Olstead have joined the workplace comedy from "Bunheads" duo Grant Levy and Dominik Rothbard.

Brandon Scott Renee Olstead - H 2013
Brandon Scott and Renee Olstead

ABC Family has tapped two familiar faces to join its comedy pilot Work Mom.

Grey's Anatomy alum Brandon Scott and The Secret Life of the American Teenager's Renee Olstead have nabbed series regular roles on the workplace comedy pilot from Bunheads duo Grant Levy and Dominik Rothbard.

Work Mom follows Heather (Olstead), who finally gets promoted at her digital marketing firm and winds up hiring her recently unemployed mother, Eden (The New Adventures of Old Christine's Emily Rutherfurd).

Scott will play Craig, an employee at Pow Marketing who is sweet and idealistic in his approach to both people and work. He's good at inspiring others but needs to apply some of that can-do attitude to his personal life. He recommended Heather for the "Team Leader" promotion and believes she's good at maximizing profits in a division of the firm. He's also quietly attracted to her, but she's blind to his interest. He takes Eden under his wing and explains her duties to her. 

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Bunheads alums Levy and Rothbard will pen the pilot, which was picked up in August, a month after ABC Family canceled Bunheads after one season.

Scott was in the ABC Diversity showcase last year, had a comedy holding deal with the network and was released to film the BET comedy pilot What Would Dylan Do. Repped by Innovative Artists and Sweeney Entertainment, his credits include Hello Cupid, NCIS: LA, Bones and Cold Case.

Olstead will return to the network on which she starred as Madison in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, which was cancelled last year after five seasons. She is repped by Paradigm, Strong Management and Morris Yorn; her credits also include Still Standing and Reunited.

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