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.

Does Me & Mean Margaret sound like something you’d watch? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.

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  1. mike says:

    I’ll give anything that features this great actress a try.

  2. Larc says:

    I’m anxiously looking forward to it. Should be a hoot with Stockard.

  3. JosiahBartlet4President says:

    My wish that she return to TV has come true!!! And it sounds like a really funny premise.
    Love this actress so much!

  4. Viv says:

    With the Christine writer?! Bring it on! Can Hamish Linklater be the lawyer?

  5. Scribe says:

    Rizzo is in the house!

  6. Steven says:

    Count me in! She’s an amazing actress!

  7. Bella says:

    She’s terrific, but it depends on how “mean” she is, as that kind of character can get real old real fast.

  8. I would watch her read a phone book. I will be there.

  9. Tom says:

    I mean, it depends on the material. She makes it worth checking out

  10. Ziv says:

    I’d watch Stockard Channing in anything

  11. Tony says:

    It really depends on the script. For those who don’t remember, she already did a short-lived sitcom back in the 80s and it wasn’t very good (episodes are up on Youtube). You can stick any talented actor out there on the stage, but it is the scripts that will make it a success or not.