Stockard Channing and Kurt Fuller have joined ABC’s single-camera pilot starring Mandy Moore and directed by Shawn Levy. The project, written by Bob Fisher and Stacy Traub, centers on newlyweds Annie (Moore) and Ben, who get the opportunity of a lifetime to run a hip, new restaurant in Annie’s hometown bringing her closer to her needy and high-maintenance family. Channing and Fuller will play Annie’s parents: her warm and devoted and sometimes overbearing and manipulative mother Barbara and good-natured dad Steve.
Jay Mohr has joined the CBS pilot Applebaum, directed by Chris Columbus. Based on Ayelet Waldman’s Mommy Track Mysteries series of books, Applebaum centers on Juliet Applebaum (Rachelle Lefevre), a former public defender who becomes a private investigator to keep from being bored to death as a stay-at-home mom. Mohr, repped by Gersh and manager Barry Katz, will play Juliet’s partner at the PI agency, a gun-toting, conspiracy theorist whose garage doubles as the agency’s office. Mohr, who recently recurred on ABC’s Suburgatory, just wrapped the feature Burt Wonderstone.