NBC Pilot Scoop: MADtv Alum Joins About a Boy

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.

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9 Comments
  1. Someone says:

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

  2. DDB says:

    BON QUI QUI!!!

  3. eddie says:

    i like her shes funny but i dont think this show is gonna get picked up.

  4. Billy says:

    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

  5. Jay says:

    I hope they use the original score from the movie by Badly Drawn Boy – one of my favourite movie soundtracks ever!

  6. Spencer says:

    Welcome to King Burger where you can have it yo way, but don’t get crazy.

  7. Sara says:

    I only remember her from her nail shop bit…loved it

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