Based on the Sundance Jury Award-winning short film of the same name, SMILF stars Frankie Shaw (Mr. Robot) as Bridgette, a twentysomething from the south side of Boston “whose desires for relationships, sex and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood,” per the network synopsis. O’Donnell will play Tutu, Bridgette’s mother, who is described as “completely oblivious to social convention.”
Shaw — whose TV credits also include Good Girls Revolt, Mixology and Blue Mountain State — will write, produce and direct the semi-autobiographical, 10-episode comedy, which is set to debut this fall. Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (The Office), Janice Williams (Confirmation) and Michael London (Sideways) are set as EPs.
O’Donnell’s last series regular gig came on the short-lived Fox sitcom Stand By Your Man in 1992. She also recurred on the final season of Gimme a Break back in 1986.
Will you make room on your DVRs for SMILF this fall?