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

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.

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  1. juan says:

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

  2. Lipstick Commando says:

    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!

  3. E. says:

    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.

  4. Mikaylah says:

    I’m sad that IPS is ending, but I’m excited she already has another project lined up. Love her.

  5. Ariel says:

    She’ll be great in a sitcom. She’s awesome on In Plain Sight.

  6. Jon says:

    The premise for the pilot doesn’t sound particularly original. Hope the writing is better than it sounds.

  7. TinaF says:

    Kinda surprised she is joining a new show so soon, but good for her.

    • KevinG says:

      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!

      • Dav says:

        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.)

      • kate says:

        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!

      • Pauline Creighton says:

        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.

  8. tim says:

    An unemployed stay at home mom wouldn’t be able to afford botox and lip filler so maybe Mary will ease up on it?