Unforgettable star Poppy Montgomery is returning to CBS as the lead in Furst Born (form. untitled Butler/Hope/O’Shannon), a single-camera comedy pilot based on the Australian comedy Upper Middle Bogan.
Written by Modern Family alum Dan O’Shannon and the creators of the original Australian comedy, Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope, Furst Born is an extended family show that centers on Bess (Montgomery), a successful doctor, happily married to Danny, and the mother of fraternal twins, Erin (Talitha Bateman) and Owen, who is shocked to learn she’s adopted, a secret her mom, (Swoosie Kurtz), has kept buried for 38 years. Katey Sagal and John Carroll Lynch co-star. Todd Holland is directing and executive produces alongside O’Shannon, Butler and Hope for CBS Studios and ABC Studios.
This marks a comedic turn for Montgomery, who has been in demand this season having just become available after a four-season run on Unforgettable. Montgomery toplined the drama procedural, which originated on CBS where it aired for three seasons before migrating to A&E. Before Unforgettable, Montgomery starred on CBS’ long-running crime drama Without a Trace.
Montgomery is repped by ICM Partners, Framework Entertainment and Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams.