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Horatio Sanz has joined ABC's midseason single-camera comedy series "In the Motherhood."

Meanwhile, Jason London has been added to Showtime's drama pilot "Possible Side Effects."

"Motherhood," from ABC Studios, is based on MindShare's online series starring Chelsea Handler, Leah Remini and Jenny McCarthy as three mothers and girlfriends whose exploits are based on real-life stories of moms across the country.

The ABC series will star Megan Mullally and Cheryl Hines. Handler had been in talks to reprise her role from the original, but a deal could not be worked out because of scheduling conflicts with her talk show on E!

"Saturday Night Live" alum Sanz will play Horatio, who had a kid with Megan's (Mullally) daughter. He's an unemployed, stay-at-home dad doing his best to raise his daughter after the mother left them.

Tim Robbins' "Side Effects" revolves around the Hunt family, which runs a pharmaceutical company. London, repped by Stone Manners and Levine Okwu Talent, will play the middle son, Silas Hunt, peacekeeper and the only sane member of the eccentric clan. (partialdiff)
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