EXCLUSIVE: One Life To Live alumna Melissa Fumero has landed the female lead opposite Andy Samberg in Fox’s untitled Mike Schur/Dan Goor comedy pilot. Phil Lord and Chris Miller are directing direct the single-camera ensemble project, which revolves around a diverse group of detectives in a precinct at the very edge of New York City. Fumero, repped by Innovative and Corner Booth Entertainment, will play Amy, an attractive, smart detective who grew up in the outskirts of NYC. Before becoming a cop, she was a middle-school teacher, which is her hidden super-power — compared to sixth-graders, real life criminals are a piece of cake. When it comes to dating, she doesn’t date cops, though not for lack of opportunities. In the pilot, Fumero also joins co-star Terry Crews.
Young actor Darien Provost (Tooth Fairy) has been cast in ABC’s single-camera comedy pilot How the Hell Am I Normal, written by Adam F. Goldberg and directed by Seth Gordon. The project, inspired by Goldberg’s experience growing up in the ’80s with a screwed up family, is a family comedy set in the ’80s that centers on an in-your-face mother and hot-tempered father who love their three eccentric kids so much, they can’t bear to see them grow up. Provost, repped by repped by Coast to Coast Talent Group and Premiere Talent Management, will play Adam, an young version of Goldberg, who is the narrator of the series. The ‘normal’ one in the family, he is geeky yet lovable, carrying his video camera wherever he goes.