Andrea Martin is set as one of the two leads in NBC’s untitled Tracey Wigfield comedy pilot from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Also cast in the single-camera project from Universal TV is Kimrie Lewis-Davis (Scandal, Peeples). They join previously cast Adam Campbell.
Written by Wigfield, the comedy centers on an already inseparable mother-daughter relationship that becomes more complicated when mom Carol (Martin) accepts an internship at her daughter’s workplace, a news program where daughter Katie is a segment producer. Carol is a well-meaning, overly-chatty, upbeat but bored mom who never went to college and gave up her career to raise her now-adult children. Galvanized by an inspirational eulogy at a friend’s funeral, Carol decides to follow her dream of having a big career and lands an internship at her daughter’s newsroom where she wins kudos for her honesty.
Lewis-Davis plays Portia, the dingbat co-host on the show, a breezy, demanding, clueless woman whose inane story ideas are given the green light.
Wigfield exec produces with Fey, Carlock and David Miner.
Martin, who recently appeared on Difficult People, is repped by Innovative Artists and Perry Zimel. Lewis-Davis is with TalentWorks and Seven Summits.