Allegiance star Gavin Stenhouse is returning to NBC as the male lead opposite Stockard Channing in the network’s multi-camera comedy pilot Me & Mean Margaret, from producer Peter Chernin.

NBC logo 2016Written by veteran comedy writer Adam Barr and directed by top multi-camera director Jimmy Burrows, Me & Mean Margaret is an unlikely buddy comedy that follows Margaret (Channing), a fiercely candid and often offensive legendary actress, and Ben (Stenhouse), the ambitious 27-year-old lawyer forced to babysit her.

Naturally conciliatory but not a doormat (entirely), Ben is a nice, responsible, hard-working lawyer with a solid plan for his life: make partner, get a killer apartment with his girlfriend, get married. He accepts his latest assignment as the legal conservator/babysitter for the notoriously mean and mischievous former actress Margaret Manley (Channing), but quickly realizes it’s more than he bargained for. He’s forced to go way outside his comfort zone and think on his feet — and in the process, learns a thing or two from her about standing up for himself.

Barr and Chernin executive produce for Universal TV and Chernin Entertainment.

Stenhouse starred opposite Hope Davis and Scott Cohen in NBC’s Cold War spy drama series Allegiance. His credits also include the Amazon pilot Z. He is repped by Gersh and Joanne Horowitz Management.