Marcia Gay Harden has joined the ABC multi-camera comedy pilot Smothered, from Andrew Reich and Ted Cohen.
According to Deadline, the project centers on young couple Zack Kyle Howard) and Gillian, who find themselves smothered by their two very different sets of parents. Marcia Gay Harden will play Zack's pretentious, often overbearing mother.
Andrew J. West has landed the lead in NBC's untitled Daniel J. Goor pilot. The multicamera comedy centers on Adam Foote (Andrew J. West), a young doctor who joins his parents' medical practice and spends as much time tending to his family as to his patients. Jean Smart was recently cast as his mom.
Sherri Saum will star as the lead in ABC's drama pilot Grace, from writer Krista Vernoff. A dysfunctional family drama set in the world of professional dance, it centers on Michael Grace (Eric Roberts), a famous choreographer who tends to sleep with his dancers and has three daughters with different mothers. He is in danger of losing his studio until his daughter Sarah (Abigail Spencer), a dancer-turned-lawyer, decides to buy her father's studio and run it for him. Sherri Saum will play Grace's second daughter, a beautiful, bright Bohemian artist. She's Sarah's half-sister and best friend.