Masters of Sex alum Annaleigh Ashford has nabbed the female lead in Chuck Lorre’s CBS sitcom pilot B Positive, TVLine has learned.
Written by Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives scribe Marco Pennette, the potential series centers on a newly divorced dad named Drew (not yet cast) who, faced with finding a kidney donor, runs into Gina (Ashford), a rough-around-the edges woman from his past who volunteers her own. Together they form an unlikely bond and begin a journey that will change both of their lives. (When Drew meets Ashford’s Gina, she is living in her mother’s basement and driving a senior citizen van for a living.)
Ashford will shoot the B Positive pilot concurrently with the Impeachment-themed second season of FX’s American Crime Story, in which she will play Paula Jones opposite Beanie Feldstein’s Monica Lewinsky and Sarah Paulson’s Linda Tripp.
To keep up with all of the 2020 pilots currently in contention at the broadcast networks, check out (and bookmark!) our handy Pilot Guide, which has been updated with Ashford’s B Positive casting.