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Judy Greer to Star in Fox Human Resources Comedy Pilot
Judy Greer is ready for her next small-screen gig.
The actress, fresh off two seasons of FX comedy Married, has been tapped to star in Fox's untitled human resources comedy pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The single-camera comedy centers around Jane (Greer), who is described as the overused and underappreciated head of human resources for a New Jersey plastic molding plant, where a new eccentric CEO is changing the direction of the company and continually making her job more difficult. Jane is caught between trying to manage her charmingly incompetent HR department and her new boss, who dreams of bringing the plant into the future.
The comedy — one of multiple offers the actress had this pilot season — marks Greer's latest small-screen role following a guest turn on CBS' Mom as well as Showtime's Masters of Sex and her voice work on FX comedy Archer. Her credits include Mad Love, Love & Money, Miss Guided and features Ant-Man, Jurassic World, Entourage and Tomorrowland, among others. She next has features War for the Planet of the Apes, Wilson, Measure of a Man and All We Had. Greer is repped by CAA, Principato-Young and attorney Fred Toczek.
Laura Steinel (Red Oaks) will pen the script for the pilot and co-executive produce. The 20th Century Fox Television comedy will be exec produced by Naegle Ink's Sue Naegle and The League's Jeff Schaffer, the latter of whom is attached to direct the pilot.
Keep up with all the latest pickups, castings and eventual series orders with THR's handy guide to pilot season.