Bill Lawrence is elevating one of his charges from the writers room to the Ground Floor.
Stand-up comic Emily Heller, who served as a scribe on Lawrence’s short-lived Fox comedy Surviving Jack, is joining Ground Floor in Season 2 in a recurring role, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Heller will play Lindsay, a cute girl from the same small town as Jenny (Briga Heelan). Fresh out of business school, she is hired as an associate to work upstairs at Remington Trust. Lindsay is literally a genius, but is completely awkward socially and rough around the edges — partially a product of her being so young (she graduated college and business school two years ahead of everyone else), partially because she’s a genius, and partially because this is her first time in the big city.
Ground Floor‘s 10-episode second season bows in November on TBS.