Lea Michel

Lea Michele to Star in ABC's Mayoral Comedy Pilot — R.I.P. Scream Queens?

Lea Michele has elected a half-hour ABC sitcom as her next TV endeavor.

The Scream Queens actress has joined the network’s untitled comedy pilot about a struggling hip-hop artist (played by Search Party‘s Brandon Michael Hall) who runs for mayor to promote his mixtape — and wins. 

Details on Michele’s character are TBD.

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon producer Jeremy Bronson penned the script and will serve as an EP alongside former Hamilton co-star Daveed Diggs.

I’m told Michele’s casting is not in second position to Scream Queens, but since Fox’s horror-comedy was designed as an anthology with a rotating ensemble, it doesn’t necessarily mean the series is dead. That said, given the show’s low ratings, a renewal is still seen as very unlikely.

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15 Comments
  1. MK says:

    Love her! Can’t wait for this…especially with David Diggs at the helm.

  2. nickspace says:

    She was tragically under-utilized in Scream Queens’ second season anyway. She’s far too talented for that show, so this is great news.

  3. Erik says:

    It’ll be nice to see her in something not by Ryan Murphy

  4. T.W.S.S. says:

    Yes, they should cancel Scream Queens. There was a steep drop in quality between the first two seasons, and using the previously ignored anthology set up for season three would be weird.

    • John036 says:

      it was never meant to be a full anthology, it was always planned to have the survivors of the previous season continue to the next
      .
      I’m really looking forward to this pilot, especially if it goes to series. I think Lea is an amazing comedic actress.

  5. A. D. says:

    Not a good actress. Very overrated. The premise of this show sounds boring and unoriginal.

  6. william says:

    Surprised Scream Queens lasted this long. Stupid show.

  7. Matt says:

    I’m excited to see her in a comedy not by Ryan Murphy. I was a little concerned she spent two consecutive seasons after glee on one of his shows.

  8. Delilah says:

    Skipping this one. Can’t stand this self-absorbed marginally talented starlet.

  9. Tim O'Brien says:

    The first season of Scream Queens was pretty good but it just got annoying in season 2,