Scoop: Jean Smart Cast as Portia de Rossi's Mom in ABC Comedy Pilot The Smart One
In the single-camera comedy about dueling sisters, de Rossi stars as Jude, a brilliant and successful woman who has to go to work for her less brainy but more popular sister, Candy, a former beauty queen, weather girl and now big city Mayor. Smart co-stars as their mother.
Samantha Who? co-creator/executive producer Don Todd serves as an EP alongside De Rossi’s real-life spouse Ellen DeGeneres and Lauren Corrao.