Scoop: Stockard Channing, Kurt Fuller Join ABC's Mandy Moore Comedy Pilot

Mandy Moore, meet your parents.

Acting vets Stockard Channing (The West Wing) and Kurt Fuller (Psych, Better with You, etc.) have joined the cast of ABC’s Untitled Mandy Moore Project, a half-hour comedy that revolves around newlyweds Annie (Moore) and Ben, who open a hip, new restaurant in Annie’s hometown bringing her closer to her needy and high maintenance family.

Channing plays Barbara, Annie’s warm, devoted and sometimes overbearing mother. Fuller, meanwhile, plays her good-natured dad Steve, who’s used to taking a backseat to his take-charge wife.

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Shawn Levy (Date Night) is attached to exec produce and direct the pilot. Bob Fisher (Traffic Light) and Stacy Traub (Notes From the Underbelly) penned the script.