Stockard Channing NBC Pilot

Stockard Channing to Play 'Offensive' Acting Legend in NBC Comedy Pilot

Wanted: one babysitter for veteran actress Stockard Channing.

The West Wing star-turned-Good Wife scene-stealer has been cast in the title role of NBC’s multi-cam comedy pilot Me & Mean Margaret, our sister site Deadline reports. Channing’s character is described as a “fiercely candid and often offensive legendary actress” who isn’t exactly thrilled to have a 27-year-old lawyer tasked with keeping an eye on her.

Adam Barr (Will & Grace, The New Adventures of Old Christine) will write, with James Burrows — perhaps you’ve heard about his upcoming TV special? — on board to direct.

Channing’s small-screen credits also include roles on shows like King of the Hill and The Mysteries of Laura, among many others.

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