TV Land has tapped into the theater world for the cast of its comedy pilot I Shudder. Smash and Broadway alum Megan Hilty (9 to 5: The Musical, Wicked), John Behlmann (Significant Other, The 39 Steps), Geneva Carr (Hand To God) and Brooklyn Shuck (Matilda The Musical, Annie) are set to co-star opposite Hamish Linklater in the comedy written by Paul Rudnick.
I Shudder revolves around Elyot Vionnet (Linklater), an advocate of manners, style and most importantly, common decency. Observing people committing heinous crimes of etiquette, he tries to counsel them from afar, inserting himself into their lives most unwelcomely. When the individuals he deems classless choose not to take his advice, they are met with terrible consequences. Elyot joins forces with his young neighbor Stella to try to make the world better, one tactless person at a time.
Hilty and Behlmann will play Sara and Drake Morelle, the demanding parents to 11-year-old Stella, played by Shuck, and neighbors to Vionnet. Carr will play their other neighbor, Susan Marie, who is unpleasant and self-righteous. The pilot will be shot in New York in October.
I Shudder is written and executive produced by Rudnick (In & Out, Addams Family Values), who also wrote the book on which the project is based. Dan Jinks also exec produces.
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