Maz Jobrani (Better Off Ted) and Georgia Engel (Everybody Loves Raymond, Mary Tyler Moore) have joined the CBS comedy pilot Vince Uncensored starring Michael Chiklis and Elizabeth Perkins. The multicamera comedy, from Warner Bros and Conan O’Brien’s Conaco, centers on Vince (Chiklis), a family man who experiences a medical problem and starts to speak the truth and live in the moment much to the chagrin of his family. Jobrani will play his contracting partner, who is unnerved by Vince’s new uncensored verbosity. Engel will play Vince’s mother, who moves in with him after separating from her husband. Actor-comedian Jobrani, repped by APA and Levity, is a founding member of the Axis of Evil standup troupe and toplined ABC’s comedy pilot Funny In Farsi last season.
Dharma & Greg alumna Mimi Kennedy is set to co-star opposite Becki Newton and Gerald McRaney in CBS’ untitled Filgos family comedy pilot. It centers on Joe Reilly (McRaney), a blue-collar guy who wrestles with how to parent his unmarried grown daughter Eileen (Newton) and her 12-year-old son while sharing a house with them as well as his smart, coupon-cutting wife (Kenendy) and his recently widowed mother.
Also, Jennifer Coolidge has signed on to guest star in Kari Lizer’s workplace comedy pilot for NBC starring Sarah Paulson.