12:45pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Elizabeth Perkins, Kevin Nealon to Co-Star in NBC's Amy Poehler Comedy
NBC is rounding out the family for its Amy Poehler/Charlie Grandy comedy.
The network has tapped Weeds alums Elizabeth Perkins and Kevin Nealon to co-star in the untitled pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The single-camera comedy revolves around Karl (Grimm's Nico Evers-Swindell), who, after years of partying that earned him the "black sheep" label, returns home to compete with his brother for the family throne. Tim Baltz and Jessie Ennis co-star.
Perkins will play Queen Tuesday, the controlling and frosty royal family's queen of Modaria, who rules with her husband, King Adrian (Nealon). She is generally displeased with the choices her children have made, though she has hope that Princess Jana will become an item with Prince Harry.
King Adrian is described as the somewhat clueless King of Modaria, a sweet guy who would rather his wife wear the pants in the family.
Grandy will pen the script and executive produce alongside Poehler, Brooke Posch and Dave Becky. Poehler will direct the pilot, which hails from Universal Television, Paper Kite and 3 Arts.
Perkins' credits include the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, How to Live With Your Parents and How to Get Away With Murder. She is repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment.
Nealon's credits include Saturday Night Live and features Ghost Squad and Get Smart, among others. He is repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment.
Keep up with all the latest pickups, castings and eventual series orders with THR's handy guide to pilot season.