7:30pm PT by Philiana Ng
Will Sasso to Star in ABC Comedy 'Middle Age Rage'
Will Sasso is about to feel some Middle Age Rage.
The comedian will co-star opposite Bridesmaids' Annie Mumolo in the ABC comedy pilot from Malibu Country's Cheryl Holliday, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The single-camera comedy centers on a middle-aged mother, Carol (Mumolo), who is fed up with feeling invisible and begins to speak up and demand the respect she feels she’s earned.
Sasso will play Leonard, Carol's husband, who is overworked and stressed. He has a hard time talking about his feelings and would rather internalize them until they turn into a tumor. A thoroughly decent human being, a good provider and father, Leonard has no clue that Carol is having a breakdown.
Holliday will write and executive produce, along with Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Stacy Traub. Julie Anne Robinson will direct. ABC TV Studios and Amblin are behind the project.
Repped by Paradigm and D2 Management, Sasso is best known for the late-night sketch-comedy series MADtv. He has also starred in TV's $#*! My Dad Says and Less Than Perfect and guested on Up All Night. On the film side, Sasso starred in 2012's The Three Stooges as Curly.