Realizing the broad appeal of Mandy Moore, ABC has picked up a new comedy project starring the former teen pop sensation.
Receiving substantial penalty in a competitive situation among the networks, the series is called Miss Most Likely and features Moore as the first 28-year-old to run away from home and head to the big city in pursuit of the life she has always dreamed about. Unfortunately for her, the family decides to run away with her.
The show will be written and executive produced by The Cleveland Show co-creator/executive producer Rich Appel, who has also collaborated with Seth MacFarlane on Family Guy and American Dad!. This project reunites Moore with 20th Century Fox Television and 21 Laps/Adelstein, with whom she worked on a pilot for ABC last season that was in serious consideration for a series pickup.
After selling more than 10 million records worldwide, Moore branched out into feature films as she starred in 2002's A Walk To Remember, followed by Chasing Liberty, Saved!, and License To Wed, among others. Her television experience includes guest roles on Grey's Anatomy, Entourage, How I Met Your Mother, Scrubs, and The Simpsons.
Mandy Moore appears to be one of the rare teenage superstars with her head screwed on straight. She's attractive without being trashy and seems to have a genuinely warm personality. Could she be TV's next It Girl?