Travis commits to Engvall for TBS


Nancy Travis has been tapped to star opposite Bill Engvall in the comedian's untitled half-hour pilot for TBS.

Steve Hytner also has been cast in the multicamera project, which centers on the family life of therapist Will Knowles (Engvall). Travis will play Knowles' wife. Hytner will play his best friend and college buddy.

The show, penned by Engvall and veteran TV comedy writer Michael Leeson, is being eyed as a potential companion to TBS' reruns of "Everybody Loves Raymond."

Travis next appears in the Lifetime telefilm "The Party Never Stops" and Sony Pictures Classics' "The Jane Austen Book Club." She is repped by Endeavor.

Hytner, probably best known as Kenny Bania on NBC's "Seinfeld," next appears in the indie "Man Maid." He is repped by the Stone Manners Agency.