Francois Chau, Susan Chuang and Concetta Tomei have landed series regular roles on NBC’s untitled Matt Hubbard single-camera comedy pilot starring Elizabeth Ho, Chris Smith and Jack McBrayer. Written/executive produced by 30 Rock alum Hubbard based loosely on his life, the story revolves around Andrew (Smith) and Josie (Ho), a happily married interracial couple whose lives take a turn when they move close to Josie’s family in Missouri.
Chau (Lost) and Chuang (Cold Case) will play Josie’s parents, Jae Kim and Sun Kim, respectively. Jae is the charismatic, strong-willed, demanding owner of Kim’s Academy, a successful tae kwon do studio where McBrayer plays his sycophantic chief instructor. He hasn’t yet fully accepted Andrew, who he feels is not quite worthy of his daughter. Sun has lived in the U.S. for 30 years but still holds on to many traditional Korean values, a characteristic that sometimes frustrates her more progressive daughter.
Tomei (Providence) will play Barbara Denton, Andrew’s grandmother and a commercial actress from L.A. She is an extroverted and opinionated pain in the ass who Andrew and Josie insist move to to Missouri with them so they can keep an eye on her.
The Universal TV/3 Arts pilot is executive produced by Mike Schur and David Miner.