Kevin (Probably) Saves The World and Once Upon A Time alumna JoAnna Garcia Swisher is returning to ABC as a lead opposite Matt Walsh in Happy Accident, ABC’s single-camera family comedy pilot from Modern Family writers Abraham Higginbotham and Jon Pollack, 20th Century Fox TV.
Written and executive produced by Higginbotham and Pollack, Happy Accident revolves around two Pittsburgh families — a father, Bud (Walsh), with three adult daughters, and a hotel lounge singer with her med student son — who are forced together after a decades-old secret is revealed.
Swisher will play Eleanor Bennett, a professor at Pitt who is also Bud’s (Walsh) oldest daughter.
Swisher most recently starred as Amy Cabrera in Kevin (Probably) Saves the World) which aired for one season on ABC. She previously recurred as Ariel on ABC’s Once Upon A Time and played a lead on the network’s limited series The Astronaut Wives Club. On the film side, Swisher most recently appeared in Warner Brothers’ comedy Fist Fight directed by Richie Keen. She is repped by UTA and John Carrabino management.
Happy Accident is one of two 20th/ABC Studios pilots that had received early orders by ABC and are currently casting, along with drama NYPD Blue.