Saturday Night Live alumna Abby Elliott and Dan Fogler (Man Up, Hannibal) have landed co-starring roles in TBS’ comedy pilot Living the Dream, TVLine has learned exclusively.
The project, which hails from Conan O’Brien’s production company, is a post-recession half-hour about charismatic twenty-something Connor Logan and his best friends, who reinvigorate a town on the verge of losing its identity by acquiring and re-opening the local brewery.
Elliott — whose TV credits also include How I Met Your Mother and Happy Endings — will play Connor’s witty pal Annie, who has gone from working in graphic design to being relegated to a “greeter” position at Wal-Mart. She and Connor are made for each other, but they may be the last two people to realize it.
Fogler will play another one of Connor’s friends, Russ, a childlike night janitor at the brewery who was laid off when it closed and who now cleans out people’s garages.
Josh Heald (Hot Tub Time Machine) will pen the pilot and serve as co-executive producer alongside EPs O’Brien, David Kissinger and Jeff Ross.Follow @VladaGelman