Happy Endings alum Zach Knighton is back at ABC with another single-camera comedy project. Knighton is set as the male lead opposite Candice Bergen in the network’s pilot Pearl.

Written/executive produced by Andrew Reich and directed by Jim Field Smith, the project centers on Pearl (Bergen), a larger-than-life family matriarch who, after she finds out she has cancer, becomes intent on controlling and orchestrating every aspect of her family’s life before she dies. Knighton will play Pearl’s son. ABC Studios is the studio.

Knighton, who recently starred on the Fox comedy series Weird Loners, was offered multiple pilots this season. He is repped by UTA, 3 Arts and attorney James Adams.