Gail O'Grady and Jeff Kober Join CMT's His Wives & Daughters Comedy Pilot

His Wives & Daughters just added not only another missus to the mix but also the marriage-minded country star around whom the CMT pilot circles: Revenge alum Gail O’Grady has signed up to play the former; Sons of Anarchy’s Jeff Kober, the latter.

As previously reported, the sudsy proposed hour-long comedy follows the misadventures of womanizing music-biz legend Eddie Ray Banks (Kober) and, as the title suggests, his scheming daughters and wives — among them O’Grady as Donna, the shallow second spouse who stole him from his first, fellow singing sensation Lorna Larson (Jane Seymour).

Though Eddie’s character description notes that he struck pay dirt in the 1970s with a No. 1 album as well as a hit movie and variety show, the big-hearted playboy is as infamous for his tabloid shenanigans as he is famous for his career. As for home-wrecking Donna, with whom Eddie worked on his variety show, she’s described as “vain and materialistic” — and codependent on daughter Carolyn.

Besides Revenge, O’Grady has also starred on NYPD Blue and American Dreams, and recurred on Desperate Housewives. Kober’s other credits include Shameless and The Walking Dead.

What do you think? Would you tune in to try out what sounds kinda like Nashville, only funny? Hit the comments.

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7 Comments
  1. ameraleigh says:

    I literally said to my sister the other night while we were watching Timeless that Jeff Kober deserves his own show. Not really sure that this is what I imagined him doing but it does sound interesting.

  2. Phil says:

    Jeff Kober is one of those actors that did such a good job in a previous creepy role that I have a hard time seeing them as anything else! Other examples, for me, include Goran Visnjic from Practical Magic (so many seasons of ER were difficult!) and John Billingsley, whose Profiler episode is still in my head!

  3. AnnieM says:

    It’ll be nice seeing Jeff Kober play someone who’s not a psychopath for once. He’s a talented actor.

  4. Tom says:

    I didn’t know Kober could sing, but I’m betting he’s got a fantastic country voice.

  5. BlittleU says:

    I have been a fan of Jeff Kober’s since China Beach. It’s great to see him get the lead on a show, the cast alone will get me to check this out.

  6. Cindy Ray says:

    Jeff Kober had nice singing voice when he was on China Beach , singing to his son. I am a big fan of his and will be watching this series. He is so talented and I would love to see that talent showcased.

  7. Cindy Ray says:

    Sounds like a great show!