Cougar Town's Briga Heelan Joins Bill Lawrence's TBS Comedy; Pitch Perfect's Skylar Astin in Talks

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blog_briga_skylar2Pitch Perfect‘s Skylar Astin is in negotiations to star in Bill Lawrence’s TBS comedy pilot Ground Floor, TVLine has learned. Additionally, Briga Heelan, who recurs as Grayson’s flighty baby mama on Lawrence’s Cougar Town, has signed on to join the cast.

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Penned by Lawrence and Greg Malins, Ground Floor is a multi-camera workplace comedy that follows a 25-year-old alpha male (Astin) who, upon crossing paths with his company’s support staff, realizes he’s not nearly as happy as he thought he was.

Heelan will play Jennifer, the self-confident and innately intelligent manager of building maintenance who is enjoying an unexpected romance with Astin’s character.

Scrubs vet John C. McGinley co-stars as the cranky boss.

Comments (5)

  • John C McGinley and Skylar Astin? AWESOME!

    Comment by João Amaral – March 8, 2013 11:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kinda surprised by Skylar Astin being in talks. I figured at Pitch Perfect hit he was gonna have a little better career then a sitcom on TBS.

    Comment by ggny – March 8, 2013 12:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why don’t they have Briga Heelan on Cougar Town this season? She was great and stole the scene from day one. And what happened to Grayson’s baby Tampa anyways?

    Comment by Ram510 – March 8, 2013 02:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • love him!!!

    Comment by Elyse – March 8, 2013 04:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m ready for Skylar to get his big break. Huge fan of everything he’s been in.

    Comment by Jade – March 10, 2013 04:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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