Exclusive: Abby Elliott, Dan Fogler Join TBS' Living the Dream Comedy Pilot

Living the Dream Abby ElliottSaturday 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.

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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.

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  1. Jay says:

    Huh, Conan will produce shows for both Chris AND Abby Elliott.

  2. Joey says:

    Glad Abbie could be returning to tv. She did great on SNL and Happy Endings.

  3. JohnDoe54 says:

    Why was it so difficult to pick up Happy Endings again?

    • Zach says:

      Because the ratings were low, and no network would have made money in syndication. Also, season 3 was very bad. I’m just glad the actors are getting chances at new shows. I’m particularly interested to see if Zachary Knighton will stick with comedy, or return to drama.

      • RIP Happy Endings says:

        I thought three was hilarious. Surely sounds better than this and all the other original programming coming to TBS. These laughtrack shows are for the birds.