Emily Tarver (Black-ish), Meera Kumbhani (Weird Loners) and Fiona Robert (Chicago PD) have booked recurring roles on USA Network’s Donny!, a semi-scripted comedic series toplined by Donny Deutsch that’s described as a satirical look at the media, wealth and modern romance. Deutsch, Chairman Emeritus of ad agency Deutsch Inc. and a regular on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, stars as a fictionalized version of himself: a famed ad man, single dad and TV personality. Production began today in NYC for a late 2015 premiere.
Tarver plays Pam, the no-nonsense Executive Producer of Donny’s daytime talk show donny! who he plucked from obscurity seven years ago and groomed into his show’s EP. Kumbhani is Zoe, Donny’s second assistant, the slacker of the three who’s charged with handling Donny’s social obligations and social media. Robert plays Coco, Donny’s 16-year-old daughter who loves her dad, even if he is an idiot, and is hyper-protective of her little brother.
Also tapped for guest roles are Tina Casciani (Galina), Amin Joseph (Jason), Sean Patrick Doyle (Coach Gordon), Lesli Margherita (Piper), and Sheetal Sheth (Elizabeth). Christie Brinkley is also set for a cameo.
Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman’s Left/Right and Deutsch executive produce. Tarver is repped by CESD and Global Creative – Station 3.