Parnell provides counseling for ABC


"Saturday Night Live" alum Chris Parnell is moving to primetime with a co-starring role on ABC's midseason comedy series "Miss/Guided."

Additionally, Cheyenne Jackson and Michael Muhney have landed leads on Lifetime's drama pilot "Family Practice."

"Miss/Guided," from 20th Century Fox TV, ABC Studios, Katalyst Prods. and creator Caroline Williams, stars Judy Greer as an ugly duckling who returns to her alma mater as a guidance counselor. Parnell will play a new character, Bruce, a rival guidance counselor.

Save for a brief break at the beginning of the 2001-02 season, Parnell spent nine seasons on NBC's "SNL," where his impersonations included Tom Brokaw, George W. Bush, Newt Gingrich, Tom Hanks, John McCain and Eminem.

This past season, Parnell recurred as Leo Spaceman on NBC's comedy "30 Rock," from fellow "SNL" alum Tina Fey and "SNL" chief Lorne Michaels.

Parnell, whose feature credits include "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," "Hot Rod" and the upcoming "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story," is repped by UTA and Julie Darmody of Mosaic Media.

"Practice," from Sony Pictures TV, centers on a woman (Joey Honsa) from South Chicago who becomes entangled personally and professionally with the affluent family members of one of the city's law firms, the Kinglares.

Muhney and Jackson will play the two Kinglare sons.

Muhney's character, Kent, is the youngest of the Kinglare clan; trying to escape the family's shadow, he chose to become a public defender. Jackson will play Sebastian, who lives life to the fullest while looking for loopholes to avoid doing actual work.

Beau Bridges previously was cast as the family's patriarch (HR 8/28).

Muhney is known for playing Sheriff Don Lamb on "Veronica."

Broadway actor Jackson co-starred in the 2006 feature "United 93."