12:20pm PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
Greg Garcia's TBS Comedy 'The Guest Book' Sets Cast
TBS’ The Guest Book has filled out its cast.
The new 10-episode comedy series from My Name Is Earl’s Greg Garcia has added Kellie Martin (Army Wives), Charlie Robinson (Hart of Dixie), Aloma Wright (Suits), Carly Jibson (Broadway's Hairspray), Lou Wilson (Tween Fest), Garret Dillahunt (The Mindy Project), Laura Bell Bundy (Scream Queens) and Eddie Steeples (My Name Is Earl). The anthology-style show, written by Garcia and executive produced by him and Alix Jaffe, will premiere in August.
Martin will play Officer Kimberly Leahy, who serves on the police force in the small mountain town of Mount Trace. Robinson is Wilfrid, an easygoing, friendly gentleman who manages a group of mountain rental cottages with his wife, Emma, played by recurring guest star Wright. Jibson is Vivian, a tough, strong-willed woman who runs a bikini bar called Chubbys with her stepson Frank, played by Wilson.
The show, a co-production of CBS Television Studios and Turner's Studio T, also has lined up a long list of guest stars. Among them: Danny Pudi (Community), Jenna Fischer (The Office), Tommy Dewey (The Mindy Project), Lauren Lapkus (Orange Is the New Black), Michaela Watkins (Casual), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Michael Rapaport (Sully), Kate Micucci (Raising Hope), Jaime Pressly (My Name Is Earl), Stockard Channing (The Good Wife), Andrew J. West (The Walking Dead), John Ortiz (Togetherness), David Zayas (Gotham), Shannon Woodward (Westworld), Margo Martindale (The Good Wife) and Stephnie Weir (The Comedians).
The Guest Book emerged from Garcia's habit of writing fictitious stories in the guest books of various rental cabins in an effort to freak out the next renters. Now he is bringing some of those stories to life onscreen, centering on the Froggy Cottage vacation home and its visitors. While the house and the cast of characters living in the small mountain town will remain the same, each episode will feature a different set of vacationing guests.