Alex Désert to Star in NBC Comedy Pilot 'Isabel'

The "Boy Meets World" co-star is reuniting with Howard Busgang, the co-writer of the adaptation of a Quebec sitcom along with Tom Nursall.

TORONTO - Alex Désert (Becker) is to co-star in NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot Isabel, which also stars Marcia Gay Harden and Sophia Schloss in the title role.

Désert’s credits include Boy Meets World, a 1990s comedy worked on by Howard Busgang, who co-wrote the Isabel pilot with Tom Nursall (Single White Spenny).

Isabel is based on the Quebec comedy Le Monde de Charlotte from indie Sphère Média Plus, whose adaptation rights were picked up by NBC last Fall.

Sphère Média Plus president Jocelyn Deschênes and Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment are executive producing the NBC comedy pilot, along with Busgang and Nursall.

Le Monde de Charlotte aired on the Radio-Canada network from 2000 to 2004.