The Entourage and Grey’s Anatomy actress will play the executive producer of a reality dating competition TV show, a role held in the pilot by Rules of Engagement‘s Megyn Price.
The hour-long dark comedy starring Shiri Appleby (Girls, Chicago Fire) and written/produced by Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mad Men) received a 10-episode series order in February.
In the series, Appleby plays a young staffer whose job is to manipulate her relationships with and among the contestants to get the footage demanded by Zimmer’s character.
The cast also includes Freddie Stroma (Pitch Perfect), Josh Kelly (One Life to Live), Nathalie Kelley (The Fast and the Furious), Johanna Braddy (Shameless), Breeda Wool (Betas) and Ashley Scott (Jericho). Arielle Kebbel (The Vampire Diaries) guest stars as Courtney, a contestant who has no filter.
Zimmer’s other TV gigs include House of Cards, Hot in Cleveland, The Newsroom and Growing Up Fisher.