Sara Chase and Lauren Adams have joined NBC comedy series Tooken from 30 Rock’s Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. It centers on Kimmy (Ellie Kemper), who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York. Chase, repped by TalentWorks and Perennial Entertainment, will play Cyndee, Kimmy’s best friend from the cult. Adams will play Gretchen, a member of the cult for the past 10 years and the only member who has been successfully brainwashed and believes everything she was told. Adams is with CESD, Luber/Rocklin and attorney Jeffrey Hynick.
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Emmy and Tony Award winner Debra Monk has been booked on NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot Feed Me, from Paul Junger Witt and Tony Thomas. Written by Sally Robinson and starring Mary-Louise Parker, Feed Me centers on a dysfunctional family bound by love and the restaurant they run together. Monk, repped by BRS/GAGE and Principal Entertainment LA, will play Emma’s (Parker) mother. The husband of Monk’s character has not been cast. This will be a reunion for Monk and Parker, who played mother and daughter in the off-Broadway production of Prelude To A Kiss and appeared on Broadway together in Reckless. Monk won a Tony for her work in Redwood Curtain and an Emmy for NYPD Blue. She recurred on Damages and Grey’s Anatomy and next will be seen in the upcoming feature This Is Where I Leave You.