February 25, 2013 11:30am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Jane Seymour, Majandra Delfino Join ABC Comedy Pilot
ABC has found the first actors to play its family of petty thieves.
Jane Seymour and Majandra Delfino have joined the cast of Keep Calm and Karey On, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The comedy centers on Karey, the clean-nosed black sheep in a family of petty thieves, drug addicts and narcissists. When her brother is sent to prison, she decides to raise his kids along with her adopted African-American son and give them the normal lives they deserve.
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Delfino (State of Georgia, Men of a Certain Age) will play Penny, Karey's self-centered and clueless sister, a singer-songwriter with questionable taste.
Seymour (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Ben and Kate) will portray Karey's mother, Dotty. She's self-centered, theatrical and often inappropriate.
Accidentally on Purpose's Andrea Abbate will pen the comedy for 20th Television, with Shawn Levy, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements on board to exec produce. Gail Mancuso will direct the single-camera comedy.
Seymour is with Innovative Artists, Thruline and N2N Entertainment. Delfino is repped by APA and Ziffren Brittenham.
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