About A Boy star Minnie Driver is set as the female lead opposite Steven Weber in Happy Life, CBS’ multi-camera comedy pilot from former Modern Family executive producer Bill Wrubel and Warner Bros TV.
Driver has been cast as a guest star in the pilot as she is in second position to her sophomore NBC comedy series About A Boy, which is heavily on the bubble, with its renewal chances considered slim. Happy Life has a series regular option on Driver should the pilot go to series and About A Boy not come back. Driver tweeted this afternoon:
Happy Life centers on Joe (Weber), a family man who struggles with the fact that everyone around him is pursuing their dreams and enjoying their lives more than he is. Driver will play his wife Maggie, a former doctor who left that grind to embark on a new career teaching people “mindful meditation” out of her home studio. She’s the mother of Lucy and Andrew.
Both NBC and WBTV have been high on Driver for a while. WBTV cast her in two consecutive pilots: 2011 drama Hail Mary for CBS and 2012 comedy Lady Friends for NBC. CBS also approached Driver for another pilot this season. Driver is repped by UTA, Untitled Entertainment and Morris Yorn.