With Cougar Town wrapping its six-season run, the comedy’s co-star Busy Philipps has joined Vice PrincipalsHBO’s 18-episode comedy series from Eastbound & Down creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill. Vice Principals tells the story of a high school and the people who almost run it: the vice principals, Neal Gamby (McBride) and Lee Russell. Philipps will play Gale Liptrapp, ex-wife of Neal Gamby and loving mother to his child who has remarried and has no tolerance for Gamby’s antics.

Philipps, repped by ICM and Mosaic, joins fellow Vice Principals cast members McBride, Georgia King, Da’vine Joy Randolph and Sheaun McKinney.