Pilot News: Vanessa Williams Joins Fox Comedy Fantasy Life in Bossy Role

Vanessa Williams Fantasy Life

Vanessa Williams has the power to turn Fox’s Fantasy Life into a nightmare.

The multiple Emmy-nominated Ugly Betty vet has landed a leading role on the network’s upcoming comedy pilot, our sister site Deadline reports.

Executive-produced by and starring Entourage‘s Kevin Connolly — and based on a memoir by ESPN’s Matthew Berry — Fantasy Life follows Mitch, a hard-working guy who lands his dream job hosting a fantasy football show and must navigate office politics while achieving stardom.

Williams will play Terry, the abrasive but compassionate SVP of Programming at a major sports network — and Mitch’s new boss.

Tim McAuliffe (Bad Teacher, Up All Night) will pen the pilot.

Williams has also starred on Desperate Housewives, Boomtown, 666 Park Avenue and Lifetime’s TV movie The Trip to Bountiful. She will next appear on an upcoming episode of The Mindy Project.

Excited about The Actress Formerly Known as Wilhelmina Slater back in a possible series-regular scenario? Sound off below!

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  1. Nicole says:

    Well if this pilot doesn’t work out at least she’s on FOX’s radar for S2 of Empire because she would be amazing on that. As long as she’s back on TV it’s a win for everyone.

  2. Mark says:

    Love her.

  3. justsomeguy says:

    This woman will forever be a total knockout. Hope the show makes it to series.

  4. Ram510 says:

    Vanessa Williams is in it, it’ll be canceled

    • Allee says:

      Like Ugly Betty — after 4 seasons?

    • Rooting says:

      lol! But the most remarkable thing about Vanessa Williams is her resiliency. The show may or may not be canceled but she’ll get back up til she gets a hit. When she lost her Miss America crown and was disgraced, it was over for her but…….you know.

  5. H says:

    Kevin Connolly was born to play a leprechaun.

  6. michael williams says:

    Glad to hear one of my favorite entertainers is come back to TV.Vanessa Williams is not finished.She got “work to do”!

  7. michael williams says:

    Glad to hear one of my favorite entertainers is coming back to TV.Vanessa Williams is not finished.She got “work to do”!