Addison Osta Smith, the youngest and first female winner of cooking competition series MasterChef Junior, has been cast opposite Justin Long in Dream Team, ABC’s single-camera half-hour from comedy writers Kari Lizer and Bill Wrubel, and Warner Bros TV.
Betty Gilpin (Dr. Carrie Roman in Nurse Jackie) also joins the cast, playing the role of Robin.
Written/executive produced by Lizer and Wrubel, Dream Team centers on Marty Schumacher (Long). Recently divorced, Marty is the eternally optimistic manager of a sporting goods store and also the “damn good” head coach of a nationally ranked soccer program — the one true love in his life. Currently recruiting young girls for his dream team, Marty is looking to re-create his amazing rise to the national championships of two years ago. Smith will play Miley, a fantastic soccer player who is built like a spark plug and recruited to join Schumacher’s dream team.
Smith is repped by Don Buchwald & Associates and Management by Morgan. Gilpin, currently appearing in Barcelona at L.A.’s Geffen Playhouse is represented by ICM and David Williams Management.