3:00pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Walking Dead' Alum to Star in Fox Comedy 'The Enforcers'
Christine Woods is going back to comedy.
The actress, who last season had a memorable arc on AMC zombie drama The Walking Dead, has been tapped to star in Fox comedy pilot The Enforcers.
The single-camera buddy comedy focuses on two wildly different single mothers with dreams of being police officers who find themselves partnered as inspectors in the Code Enforcement Department. Instead of fighting crime, they have been relegated to handling petty code breaking like noise complaints, tree trimming and water misues.
Woods will star as Nora, a bright, feisty and a little uptight woman who put her ambition of becoming a detective on hold while she raised her son as a single mom — until now. But unfortunately, her dreams are quickly dashed and she ends up taking a job as a city code enforcer, aka a “code cop.” Scream Queens and Getting On breakout Niecy Nash co-stars.
Friends alums Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer will pen the script and executive produce the Warner Bros. Television comedy alongside Gail Mancuso, who will direct the pilot.
For Woods, the role marks her latest comedy pilot. Last season, she starred in NBC half-hour Not Safe for Work. Her credits include About a Boy, The Odd Couple, Hello Ladies, Perfect Couples and Flashforward. Woods, repped by Gersh and Management 360, most recently recurred on The Walking Dead, where she played a rogue cop overseeing a hospital of trapped survivors.
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