Pilot Scoop: Sarah Chalke to Live With Parents in ABC Comedy

Scrubs alumna Sarah Chalke has landed the lead in How to Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life, a keyboard-exhausting comedy pilot being developed for ABC, our sister site Deadline reports.

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A multi-camera project executive-produced by Claudia Lonow (Accidentally on Purpose), HTLWYPFTROYL (yeah, that ain’t gonna stick) centers on Polly, a recently divorced single mom who moves back in with her eccentric parents, Elaine and Max, a couple who’s full of life but knows no boundaries. (You can all but hear Kurtwood Smith’s phone ringing now, to play the dad.)

Chalke’s booking comes just as Cougar Town wraps filming on its upcoming third season, where she recurs (starting a few episodes in) as a romantic interest for Bobby. Her other recent TV credits include the short-lived CBS comedy Mad Love and How I Met Your Mother.

ABC’s other comedy pilots in the mix this development season include The Smart One (starring Portia de Rossi), American Judy (headlined by Judy Greer), Reba McEntire’s Malibu Country and the Untitled Dan Fogelman Comedy starring Jami Gertz (Still Standing).