Pilot Scoop: In Plain Sight's Mary McCormack Joins ABC Comedy

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Mary McCormack has lined up her first post-In Plain Sight gig: The actress has been cast as the lead in Kari Lizer’s untitled ABC comedy pilot.

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The potential series stars McCormack as a high-powered executive facing the biggest challenges of her life when she becomes unemployed and has to be a full-time mom to two teenagers, our sister site Deadline reports.

Lizer’s previous credits include The New Adventures of Old Christine and Will & Grace.

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The fifth and final season of In Plain Sight premieres March 16 on USA Network.

Comments (13)

  • Yay I love her and so glad she’ll still be in our screens after In Plain Sight which is an awesome show.

    Comment by juan – February 19, 2012 01:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Gosh! I didn’t realize this was the last season for In Plain Sight. I’m sure MM will do well in her future ventures, and it is always nice to see one’s favorite actors’ range. Best of wishes to her!

    Comment by Lipstick Commando – February 19, 2012 01:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great casting! She’s hilarious on In Plain Sight, and her dramatic chops will help lend some gravity to the unemployment premise too. Hope this gets picked up; as long as McCormack is starring, it’s a definite watch for me.

    Comment by E. – February 19, 2012 01:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m sad that IPS is ending, but I’m excited she already has another project lined up. Love her.

    Comment by Mikaylah – February 19, 2012 02:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She’ll be great in a sitcom. She’s awesome on In Plain Sight.

    Comment by Ariel – February 19, 2012 03:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The premise for the pilot doesn’t sound particularly original. Hope the writing is better than it sounds.

    Comment by Jon – February 19, 2012 03:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kinda surprised she is joining a new show so soon, but good for her.

    Comment by TinaF – February 20, 2012 01:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Me, too, I thought it was her idea to end IPS to give her more family time. I hope the new show does OK but IPS was really a keeper!

      Comment by KevinG – February 20, 2012 03:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Filming a half hour comedy is Waaaaaay shorter than filming an hour long drama. It will give her shorter workdays and thus more time with her family (while still having a job.)

        Comment by Dav – February 20, 2012 05:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It was USA’s decision to end IPS, not hers, so it makes sense that she’d find something new right away. I hope Fred Weller finds something new, he’s great too!

        Comment by kate – February 20, 2012 03:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Mary has tweeted that it wasn’t her idea to end the show. Apparently it was USA’s. IPS is a great show. I’m sad to see it go.

        Comment by Pauline Creighton – February 21, 2012 06:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • An unemployed stay at home mom wouldn’t be able to afford botox and lip filler so maybe Mary will ease up on it?

    Comment by tim – February 20, 2012 07:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You sound bitter Tim. Wife have wrinkles you don’t care for?

      Comment by Cam – August 24, 2012 12:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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