Former 2 Broke Girls star Beth Behrs has been tapped as the female lead in Our People, Fox’s culture-clash single-camera comedy pilot from Lee Daniels and Modern Family executive producer Vali Chandrasekaran.
Written by Chandrasekaran and directed by Trent O’Donnell, Our People revolves around Abel, a man from a bombastic African family that doesn’t have a word in their native language for “privacy,” and his fiancée Jenny (Behrs), from a Midwestern family, as they try to build a normal life together — though nobody can agree what that “normal” means.
Behrs’ Jenny is a Midwestern firecracker who is more inclined to fight against discrimination (or anything else) than Abel is. Jenny’s mom is played by Lea Thompson.
Daniels executive produces alongside Chandrasekaran; Pam Williams; Marc Velez; the original series’ creators Yossi Vassa, Shai Ben-Atar and Liat Shavit; and Endemol Shine Israel in association with Endemol Shine North America.
Behrs joins her 2 Broke Girls co-star Kat Dennings in landing a lead of a broadcast pilot in the first pilot season after the end of 2 Broke Girls, which aired on CBS for six seasons. Dennings stars in ABC’s Justin Noble pilot.
Behrs is reps are CAA, Anonymous Content and Hirsch Wallerstein.