NBC Pilot Scoop: MADtv Alum Joins About a Boy

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boyActress, comedienne, and MADtv grad Anjelah N. Johnson has landed a co-starring role in About a Boy, NBC’s Jason Katims-produced single-camera comedy pilot, TVLine has learned.

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The project, based on the book and subsequent 2002 film starring Hugh Grant and Nicholas Hoult, centers on the relationship between a man-child named Will (Bent‘s David Walton) and the young boy who moves in next door.

Johnson will play Laurie, the overbearing wife of Will’s best friend.

The cast also includes Minnie Driver as the young boy’s eccentric, recently divorced mother, Fiona.



Comments (9)

  • Wait… Is this the girl from the Taco Bell commercials? Good for her!

    Comment by Someone – February 23, 2013 12:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oops, not Taco Bell, I meant Taco Cabana!

      Comment by Someone – February 23, 2013 12:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • BON QUI QUI!!!

    Comment by DDB – February 23, 2013 12:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i like her shes funny but i dont think this show is gonna get picked up.

    Comment by eddie – February 23, 2013 12:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wasn’t sure if I said going to watch this or not but since she’s in it now I’m definitely going to watch it…out at least give it a try…I’ve been waiting for her to get a show

    Comment by Billy – February 23, 2013 01:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope they use the original score from the movie by Badly Drawn Boy – one of my favourite movie soundtracks ever!

    Comment by Jay – February 23, 2013 01:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Welcome to King Burger where you can have it yo way, but don’t get crazy.

    Comment by Spencer – February 23, 2013 06:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Girl, I will cut you!

      Comment by Amber – February 24, 2013 10:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I only remember her from her nail shop bit…loved it

    Comment by Sara – February 24, 2013 10:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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