EXCLUSIVE: Meagen Fay has been tapped for the last lead role on ABC Family’s half-hour multicamera pilot The Great State of Georgia, while Blake Clark, Brett Rice, Bradford Anderson and Rhea Seehorn are set as the supporting cast of TNT’s untntitled Allan Loeb pilot.
The Great State of Georgia centers on Georgia (Raven Symone), an exuberant curvy performer from the south, and her science geek best friend Jo (Majandra Delfino) who try to make headway in New York City. Fay will play the flamboyantly effusive Aunt Honey, a Southern grande dame in a silk Open robe and fur-trimmed mules, who is Georgia and Jo’s landlady and a dear friend of Georgia’s late mother. Fay, repped by SMS and Main Title, recurs on Two and a Half Men as the mother to Charlie Sheen’s girlfriend and on How I Met Your Mother as Alyson Hannigan’s mother.
Based on Marshall Karp’s novel The Rabbit Factory, the Allan Loeb project centers on recently widowed police detective Mike Lomax (Steven Weber) and his newly married partner, Det. Terry Biggs (D.L. Hughley). Rice will play their boss. Clark will play Lomax’s father-in-law who serves as his surrogate father. Seehorn, repped by Phoenix Artists and Untitled, will play a hot and smart medical examiner. Anderson will play a top computer investigator working at the homicide offices.