6:02pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Nancy Travis to Play Tim Allen's Wife in ABC Comedy Pilot
Nancy Travis has been tapped to star opposite Tim Allen in ABC's untitled comedy pilot, previously known as The Last Days of Man.
The multicamera project, from 21 Laps/Adelstein in association with 20th Century Fox Television, revolves around a man (Allen) fighting for his manhood in a world being increasingly dominated by women. Travis (The Bill Engvall Show) will play Vanessa, Tim's smart and loving wife who doesn't miss much.
Jack Burditt (30 Rock, Frasier) is on board to write and executive produce, with John Pasquin joining him as an executive producer and director. Shawn Levy, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Richard Baker and Rick Messina will also executive produce.
Allen, repped by WME, will also executive produce.
Travis, whose credits also include So I Married an Axe Murderer, is repped by APA.