The Grinder co-star Mary Elizabeth Ellis is set for a major recurring role opposite Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant in Santa Clarita Diet, Netflix’s upcoming single-camera comedy series from creator Victor Fresco, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Tracy Katsky’s Kapital-based KatCo, which is set for a 2017 debut.

In Santa Clarita Diet, Joel (Olyphant) and Sheila (Barrymore) are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita, until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending both their lives down a road of death and destruction…but in a good way.
Ellis plays Lisa, Joel and Sheila’s next door neighbor. An outgoing party mom who doesn’t mind conflict, Lisa says what she wants, no matter how inappropriate.
Ellis most recently played the female lead on the Fox series The Grinder. There, she worked with Olyphant who had a recurring role on the freshman comedy.
 
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia alumna Ellis is repped by UTA and Haven Entertainment.