Pilot News: Kelly Preston to Star in ABC Comedy Keep Calm and Karey On

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kelly prestonKelly Preston‘s plan for the near future? Keep Calm and Karey On.

The Jerry Maguire actress will play the title character in the ABC comedy pilot from Andrea Abbate (Accidentally On Purpose), Marty Adelstein, Shawn Levy and Becky Clements, our sister site Deadline reports.

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The single-cam comedy centers on Karey (Preston), the clean-nosed black sheep in a family of petty thieves, drug addicts and narcissists.

Majandra Delfino (Roswell) and Jane Seymour (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman) — who’ll portray Preston’s character’s mom — co-star.

Though Preston is known for roles in films like Old Dogs and For Love of the Game, she appeared on Joey and had guest arcs on Medium and Fat Actress.



Comments (12)

  • Jane Seymour is 62 … Kelly preston is 50
    so she had her when she was 12?

    Comment by Kaycee – March 6, 2013 04:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You don’t watch Dallas, do you? Or Golden Girls ever?

      Comment by Danyelle – March 6, 2013 04:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • THIS. I hate dumb casting.

      Comment by Rob – March 6, 2013 04:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They are going to change the name to Karey On because it”s too long. And if they weren’t planning on it, they should now b

    Comment by Rob – March 6, 2013 04:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Many shows have had long titles. The New Adventures of Old Christine and Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place to name a few.

      Comment by Eric – March 6, 2013 08:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Most people just called that “Old Christine” and Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place changed its name halfway through to “Two Guys and a Girl” so try again.

        Comment by Rob – March 6, 2013 09:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Yes…but those were still the official titles. So, like those, people can just refer to this as “Karey On” if they are unhappy with the longer name. There’s no maximum length for a show’s name, and they don’t need to change it just because you think it’s too long.

          Comment by Eric – March 7, 2013 05:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Except they officially changed the name of Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place to Two Guys and a Girl so you’re wrong there. Look it up. I’ll give you Old Christine, though. Mark my words, the title’s changing.

            Comment by Rob – March 7, 2013 08:45 AM PDT  
  • The name…it hurts, not only is it too long, it’s just plain bad.

    Comment by Mike – March 6, 2013 05:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Worst. Title. Of. The. Season.

    Comment by Summer – March 6, 2013 08:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hate TV show titles which are a play on the character’s name (especially since the character name probably came after the title) :S

    Comment by Jay – March 7, 2013 03:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The age issue does seem a little odd but I suppose you can get used to anything, if it’s worth watching.

    Comment by Jeri – March 8, 2013 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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