12:00pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Meagan Good Boards NBC's 'Mr. Robinson' in Recasting
NBC's long-gestating Craig Robinson comedy is making another change.
Meagan Good (Deception)has joined the unscheduled comedy series in a recurring role, replacing Lenora Crichlow (A to Z), The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The comedy centers on a journeyman musician (The Office's Robinson, whose character has the same name) who gets a job as a music teacher at a high school and, while teaching the kids everything from rock to the blues, learns how to put the school's rules to the test.
Good will take over the role of Victora Wavers, a successful former Wall Street trader who left the Street to pursue her true calling as a high school English teacher. She replaces A to Z star Crichlow, who was cast after the NBC comedy was canceled in November.
Good becomes the latest Mr. Robinson recasting. The series, picked up with a six-episode commitment in January 2014, shifted from single- to multicamera as part of the creative revamp under executive producers/showrunners Mark Cullen and Rob Cullen.
As part of the change, Peri Gilpin (Frasier) replaced Jean Smart as the school's principal, Catherine Taylor.
From Universal Television,the Cullen brothers (Back in the Game) exec produce alongside Howard Klein and Mark Schulman. Brandon T. Jackson, Spencer Grammer, Ben Koldyke and Amandla Stenberg co-star. A premiere date for Mr. Robinson has not yet been announced.
For Good, this marks the actress' latest role for NBC. Her credits include an episode of Law & Order: SVU, pilot Babylon Fields, Deception and Harry's Law. She's repped by Gersh, Untitled and Morris Yorn.