Archer, Mull at Sony TV for 'Family' plots


Veteran actors Anne Archer and Martin Mull each have boarded a Sony Pictures TV cable pilot, "Family Practice" for Lifetime and "Family Man" for TNT, respectively.

"Practice" centers on a woman (Joey Honsa) from South Chicago who becomes entangled with members of the affluent Kinglare family at one of the city's law firms.

Oscar-nominated Archer will play Helena Kinglare, who has built a formidable pro bono practice after spending much of her adult life raising her children and living in the shadow of her lawyer husband William Kinglare (Beau Bridges).

Archer recurs on two series, as Jennifer Love Hewitt's mom on CBS' drama "Ghost Whisperer" and as Danny DeVito's ex-wife on FX's comedy "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."

She is repped by APA and managed by Erik Kritzer at Kritzer/ Levine/Wilkins Entertainment.

"Man," which SPT co-produces with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron's Storyline Entertainment, is a light drama starring William H. Macy as an unlikely criminal: a respected father of three, upright citizen and advice-dispensing pillar of his community by day and the leader of a somewhat dysfunctional, bickering gang of burglars by night.

Mull will play his intellectual older brother and supposedly a member of Mensa who used to manage hotels but who now can't hold down a job at Astroburger.

He is repped by the Gersh Agency and manager Ben Feigin at Anonymous Content.