Morgan Smith has landed a series regular role opposite Craig T. Nelson in Universal TV’s new Coach series for NBC.

Written by the original series creator Barry Kemp, the 13-episode series is set in the present, picking up 18 years after the ABC sitcom went off the air after nine seasons. Coach Fox (Nelson) — now retired from coaching — is called back to become assistant coach to his grown son, Tim (Ridings), who is the new head coach at an Ivy League school in Pennsylvania that is just starting up a new team. Smith, repped by Gersh and manager Bob Glennon, will play Coach Fox’s (Nelson) daughter-in-law, who is married to Tim (Ridings).

Morgan has had guest-starring roles on such series as Boardwalk Empire, How To Make It In America and Manhattan Love Story, but is best known as Red in the national Wendy’s restaurant ad campaigns. An accomplished stage actress, Smith also has had leading roles in several off-Broadway productions including Freckleface Strawberry, Sex &Drugs&Rock&Roll and Quest For Fame.