Pair joins Cedric's family


Charles Malik Whitfield and Melissa Peterman round out the cast of Cedric the Entertainer's untitled family pilot for ABC.

The multicamera project, from ABC Studios, centers on a family man (Cedric) who has always been the proud breadwinner and has difficulty adjusting when his wife's (Regina Hall) hobby turns into a multimillion-dollar enterprise.

Whitfield will play Thomas "The Wiz" Osgood, Cedric's oldest friend, whose poor judgment always seems to lead to trouble for the duo. Peterman is set to play the wife of Cedric's new neighbor (Peter Mackenzie).

Whitfield's credits include CBS' drama "The Guardian." He is repped by Stone Manners.

Peterman played Barbra Jean for five seasons on "Reba." She is repped by APA and attorney Sandy Fox.