JoAnna Garcia Swisher Joins Cast of ABC Pilot The Gospel of Kevin

The Gospel of Kevin has added another chapter… er, cast member.

JoAnna Garcia Swisher has joined the cast of the ABC dramedy pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She’ll play Amy, the sister of Kevin, the title character played by Parenthood vet Jason Ritter. Kevin is a troubled guy who recently attempted suicide, and now believes God has given him a mission to save the world. Amy is recently widowed, and decides to take Kevin into her family home.

Along with Garcia Swisher and Ritter, Cristela star Cristela Alonzo has signed on to play tough-talking “warrior of God” Yvette in the pilot. Agent Carter executive producers Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters wrote the hour-long pilot, and will serve as EPs if the project gets picked up to series.

Garcia Swisher’s face must be familiar to you, if you’ve watched any TV at all in the past decade: She first broke out as teen mom Cheyenne on The WB’s Reba, and played Southern belle Bree Buckley in Season 3 of Gossip Girl. She’s currently recurring as Ariel (aka the Little Mermaid) on Once Upon a Time, and appeared on Pitch earlier this season as Mike’s sportscaster ex-wife Rachel.

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9 Comments
  1. Viviana says:

    This shows sounds too much like Joan of Arcadia

  2. c-mo says:

    I’m happy for her but I want FOX to renew Pitch and for Rachel and Mike to get back together.

  3. Mel says:

    She stars in a lot of bombs. Time to give someone else a chance.

  4. steven says:

    She hasn’t appeared on OUAT in a while. It’s hardly “current”.

  5. Penny Pepe says:

    I couldn’t be happier that Joanna is going to be back on TV.After all these yrs,we still watchReba all day..Can’t love it enough,and we DVR it too

  6. I am so excited for this show!

  7. Imzadi says:

    She also starred in two short-lived television series Better With You and Animal Practice and played Betty Grissom (Mrs. Gus Grissom) in The Astronaut Wives Club. And, of course, she is married to retired major league baseball player Nick Swisher, who guest starred on an episode of Better With You.

  8. Phil says:

    Privileged and Better With You were two awesome shows robbed of second seasons! Such fun, delightful shows with great cast chemistry.
    Gospel of Kevin and Drama High are my two most-anticipated shows for next season, and that was before they cast Joanna!