Hupp, Wright play moms in pair of pilots


Jana Marie Hupp has been tapped to co-star in Fox's untitled Victor Fresco comedy pilot, while Sarah Wright has joined CBS' untitled Scott Silveri comedy pilot.

The untitled Victor Fresco project, from 20th Century Fox TV, centers on a 10-year-old boy who tries to navigate life in his high-achieving, overstressed family with the help of his eccentric grandfather (Tom Conti).

Hupp will play the boy's mother. She replaces Andrea Parker, who originally was tapped for the role. Parker, who was the first actor cast in the pilot, has been suffering from laryngitis.

Hupp, who co-starred on NBC's "Ed," is repped by APA.

The untitled Scott Silveri project, from Warner Bros. TV, revolves around a group of people who hang out at an all-night diner from midnight-6 a.m. Wright will play a waitress at the diner who works night shifts to be able to spend the days with her young son. Wright's (Ellen Meyer Management) recent series credits include CW's "7th Heaven" and Fox's "The Loop."