Christine Woods (Hello Ladies) is set as the co-lead opposite Niecy Nash in The Enforcers, Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot from Warner Bros. TV. Also cast in the project is Cougar Town alum Ian Gomez.
Written by Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer and directed by Gail Mancuso, The Enforcers is a female buddy comedy about two wildly different single mothers — M.J. (Nash) and Nora (Woods) — with dreams of being police officers who find themselves partnered as inspectors in the Code Enforcement Department. Instead of fighting crime, they have been relegated to handling petty code breaking, like noise complaints, tree trimming and water misuse.
Woods’ Nora is bright, feisty and a little uptight. She had put her dreams of becoming a detective on hold while raising her son as a single mom — until now; unfortunately, her dreams are quickly dashed and she ends up taking a job as a city code enforcer, aka a “code cop.”
Gomez will play George, Nora (Woods) and M.J.’s (Nash) supervisor in the city code enforcement office. George struggles a bit to put up with the eccentricities of the workers in his office, but he is an affable, easygoing guy and extremely proud of the very (nondescript) city he lives in.
Bilsing-Graham, Kreamer and Mancuso executive produce.
Gomez will next be seen in Universal’s upcoming My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 sequel opposite his wife, actress Nia Vardalos. The two also co-host ABC’s The Great Holiday Baking Show. He is repped by APA, Primary Wave Entertainment and Del, Shaw, Moonves.
Woods, who had multiple pilot offers, is repped by Gersh, Management 360 and Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler.