Portia de Rossi’s new TV family continues to grow.
Malin Akerman (Couples Retreat, Childrens Hospital) has been cast as the Arrested Development star’s sister in the ABC comedy pilot The Smart One, TVLine has learned.
The single-camera project, which counts Samantha Who? co-creator Donald Todd and De Rossi’s real-life spouse Ellen DeGeneres among its executive producers, centers on dueling sisters Jude (“The Smart One,” played by De Rossi) and Candy (“The Dumb One,” played by Akerman).
As we reported earlier this evening, Jean Smart has been cast as their mother.