Raising Hope star Martha Plimpton is back on pilot duty with another role as a mom in a single-camera family comedy. Plimpton is set as a lead in ABC’s Family Of The Year. Written by David Windsor and Casey Johnson loosely based on the life of gay activist and author Dan Savage, Family Of The Year revolves around the O’Neals, a seemingly perfect All-American family. When the youngest son, Kenny (Noah Galvin), comes out of the closet, all the family secrets are revealed and the family proves to be quite typical and not so perfect. Plimpton plays Danny’s mom, Eileen, who appears to be the perfect mom in every way. She’s very proud of her family however, in actuality, her marriage is on the rocks and her life hasn’t been all that easy and fun.
In addition to her starring turn on Fox’s Raising Hope, which earned her two Emmy nominations, Plimpton won an Emmy for her recurring role on CBS’ The Good Wife. She recently returned to Broadway in A Delicate Balance.