February 21, 2014 1:00pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Molly Shannon to Co-Star in ABC's Brian Gallivan Family Comedy
Molly Shannon is moving to New Hampshire.
The Saturday Night Live alum will co-star in ABC's New Hampshire-set family comedy from Brian Gallivan, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The untitled single-camera comedy (known as Bambi Cottages) centers on an overworked father dreaming of being "on vacation all year" who moves his family from the city to New Hampshire, where they open a group of tourist cottages.
Shannon will co-star as Cathleen Burke, a wife and mother of six kids with a keen sense of humor. She's a frazzled mom who spends her life in a state of acute exhaustion but enjoys her marriage to Teddy, though they are complete opposites. She's a pragmatist in contrast to her optimistic husband whose impulsiveness can drive her crazy. When the character learns that her husband has quit his teaching job without consulting her, she's livid but ultimately decides to give their new tourist business a try.
In addition to SNL, Shannon's credits include roles on Glee, Up All Night, Web Therapy, The Middle, Hannibal, Getting On, Super Fun Night and Enlightened. She's repped by UTA, Framework and Hansen Jacobson.
Gallivan (The McCarthys) will pen the script for the Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios co-production. Olive Bridge's Will Gluck and Richie Schwartz will executive produce. Phil Traill is set to direct the pilot.