Poppy Montgomery Furst Born Cast CBS

Poppy Montgomery to Headline CBS Comedy Pilot Furst Born

Now that Unforgettable is just a memory, star Poppy Montgomery has lined up her next TV gig.The actress will play the lead in CBS’ single-camera comedy pilot Furst Born, our sister site Deadline reports.

The potential series, inspired by Australia’s Upper Middle Bogan, follows Montgomery’s Bess, a doctor, wife and mother of twins as she learns she was adopted and that her birth parents are a flamboyant but loving family of drag-racers. The cast also includes Swoosie Kurtz (Sisters), Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy) and John Carroll Lynch (American Horror Story).

Dan O’Shannon (Modern Family) will pen and executive-produce the project with Upper Middle Bogan creators Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope.

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7 Comments
  1. KeithH says:

    Nice to see Poppy’s got a new gig.

  2. John NYC says:

    Swoozy, Katey and Poppy?

    Whoa, the show sure is pulling out all the stops: should have amazing potential, hope they write it well.

  3. Stacy says:

    I’m not a huge fan of PM, but I think she’ll be a great fit here. With Kurtz & Sagal, I may just have to check this one out.

  4. Steven says:

    Terrible title. Does this mean Unforgettable is actually dead this time? I’m still expecting Netflix to jump in and save the show too.

  5. Boodie says:

    Still not sure how well Upper Middle Bogan will translate from Oz TV to American. Your lot really don’t have a good track record in remaking TV shows that turn out to be as good as the original.

    Threes Company, Men Behaving Badly, The Office, Kath and Kim, and that’s just off the top of my head.

    • Dude says:

      The Office was great and while I’m sure Three’s Company was terrible, its legacy is firmly implanted in American pop culture so those are bad examples.

  6. tvfan says:

    How can you not list Mike & Molly for Swoosie Kurtz?!?!
    Also, the plot sounds like a disaster.