March 20, 2014 12:30pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Tracey Ullman to Co-Star in CBS Comedy 'Good Session'
Tracey Ullman is returning to primetime.
The State of the Union and Tracey Ullman Show alum has landed her first broadcast network series regular gig with a co-starring role in CBS' Good Session, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
From Chuck's Matt Miller, the single-camera comedy centers on a happy couple who decides to see a therapist to help them decide if they should have a baby but quickly discover that they have more to discuss.
Ullman will play Ellen, an astute, straightforward therapist who uses her own brand of insight and humor to inspire the couples she helps to tell the truth.
Psych's James Roday is set as male lead Joel, a dedicated middle-school guidance counselor who thinks his marriage to Lindsay (yet to be cast) -- a jet-setting executive -- is a happy one. But when they disagree about whether the time is right to start a family, they begin the painful, funny, embarrassing and ultimately rewarding road of couples counseling. Rich Sommer co-stars.
Miller will pen the script and exec produce alongside John Hamburg, the latter of whom will direct the Warner Bros. Television pilot set to shoot in L.A.
For Ullman, Good Session marks her first scripted broadcast series regular role. The comedian and sketch comedy veteran's credits also include BBC's Three of a Kind, Tracey Takes On and guest episodes of Ally McBeal, The Simpsons and Will & Grace, among others. She's been guest-starring on the final season of CBS' How I Met Your Mother, playing Robin's mom Genevieve Scherbatsky. Ullman is repped by WME and Hamilton Hodell in the U.K.