Paget Brewster Joins ABC's Saint Francis Pilot

Paget Brewster Joins St Francis Comedy PilotCriminal Minds alum Paget Brewster has been cast opposite The Sopranos‘ Michael Imperioli in the ABC sitcom pilot Saint Francis.

Penned by Chris Moynihan (Man Up), the multi-camera project follows a blue-collar, no-nonsense, Long Island cop and family man (Imperioli) as he butts heads with the modern, liberal world when his 29-year-old sister gets pregnant out of wedlock.

Per our sister site Deadline, Brewster will play Imperioli’s age-obsessed, going-on-40 wife, who happens to be supportive of her expectant sis-in-law.

Since exiting Criminal Minds as a series regular, Brewster has shown the funny in gigs on Modern Family and Community, as well as in last year’s passed-on ABC sitcom pilot Spy. As she recently told TVLine, she leans towards “things that really, really excite me and scare me a bit. And that’s what comedy does.”

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  1. Ashley says:

    Cool! Paget’s great at comedy – I hope this project is a good match for her.

  2. Garett says:

    Well d*mn! I had no desire to watch this show but I have to now. Love Paget!

  3. Aimee says:

    I was just thinking about her this morning and wondering if she was trying out for any of the new TV pilots. Hope it gets picked up because I would love to have Paget back on my TV screen.

  4. Barb says:

    Love her! Love her even more in comedy!!!

  5. LDSK says:

    Well, the show description doesn’t sound very interesting to me but if it gets picked up I will check it out just because of her.

  6. Daniel says:

    Fingers crossed that this show gets picked up. I miss having Paget on my TV

  7. Robert says:

    How old fashion can the main character be? out of we’d lock children do not shock people like they use to generations ago. I think people would laugh themselves out of their seats if people try the old let’s get married and six months later there is a “early delivery” or someone disappears and a few months later a new baby brother or sister has been born to a mother who gave no verbal or physical indication she was pregnant.

    • Ben says:

      Yeah, the show description does not give me a warm fuzzy. I like Paget and want her to do well but I don’t think this is the show for it. If it get’s picked up I don’t see it lasting long.

  8. Abby says:

    Good for her. I hope it does well. I’d love to see Paget in a comedy again.

  9. Jax says:

    Just as long as she can continue to play Sadie Doyle I’m OK with it. Here’s to you Paget! *clink*

  10. christine says:

    She was born in 1969? Whoa…she looks great

  11. Anna says:

    Love Paget. Hate Criminal Minds. So I hope this one succeeds!

  12. Zach says:

    What, no mention of Andy Richter Controls the Universe?

  13. Shiny penny says:

    She’s great at comedic roles, and I will watch anything with Michael Imperioli. I hope this gets picked up!!

  14. Derek Johnson says:

    Is it set in 1977?

  15. yasu says:

    It waits to return to a criminal mind forever.
    I thought that it returned this year.

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