Curtin hangs with ABC's 'Girls'


Emmy winner Jane Curtin has joined ABC's comedy pilot "Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office," Lex Medlin has been tapped to co-star opposite Ricki Lake in ABC's comedy pilot "The Middle," and Lauren Bittner has landed the lead in the CW's untitled Maggie Friedman drama pilot.

Additionally, Will Lyman has joined the CW's drama pilot "I Am Paige Armstrong," Angus Macfadyen has come aboard CBS' comedy pilot "The Rich Inner Life of Penelope Cloud," and Kyle Bornheimer, Jonathan Chase and Rick Hall have boarded the CW's comedy pilot "Dash 4 Cash."

  "Nice Girls" centers on the struggles of a "nice girl" (Jayma Mays) to make it in the corporate world. Curtin will play the woman's new assistant, a feared and respected secretary.

  "Middle," from WBTV, chronicles the daily life of an extended lower middle-class family in the Midwest through the eyes of the harried but happy mom (Lake). Medlin, who most recently starred on Fox's "Happy Hour," will play her husband.

  The untitled Friedman project, from WBTV, centers on a young life coach (Bittner) who also is a witch.

  "Armstrong," from ABC TV, centers on a naive but bright twentysomething congressional aide (Jaime Ray Newman) who becomes so infuriated by her boss' political maneuvering that she decides to run against him. Lyman will play an arch-conservative ideologue who is one of the most influential men on the Hill.

  "Cloud," from ABC TV and CBS Par TV, centers on a brilliant and opinionated writer (Marisa Tomei). Macfadyen will play her editor and former flame. Macfadyen (Paradigm, Evolution) recently starred in "Saw III."

  "Dash," from CBS Par TV and Grammnet Prods., is set behind the scenes of a racing reality competition series. Bornheimer (TalentWorks, Flutie Entertainment), who next appears in "Blades of Glory," will play a twentysomething odd duck who joined the race after tracking down his sperm donor father and demanding a place in the family. Chase will play another contestant in the race who has issues with his father (Hall). Chase (APA, Main Title) was a regular on UPN's "One on One" and a recurring on CW's "Veronica Mars."