A “Reno 911!” co-star has been tapped as the female lead of ABC‘s untitled Adam F. Goldberg single- camera comedy pilot.
The pilot (formerly “How the F Am I Normal”) is written by Goldberg and will be directed by Seth Gordon.
The project, inspired by Goldberg’s experience growing up with a dysfunctional but loving family, is a family comedy set in the ’80s (like Goldberg’s childhood) that centers on an overbearing mother and short- tempered father who love their three eccentric kids so much, they cannot take them grow up.
Wendi McLendon-Covey (“Bridesmaids”) will play Beverly Gold, a committed mother and a super- emotional shopaholic with boundary issues and a loud mouth (think Marie Barone on “Everybody Loves Raymond”). The project was given an early pilot order last month following scoring a production commitment when it moved to ABC from Fox last fall. The project was originally set up at Fox last season.
McLendon was on “Reno 911!” several seasons, and appeared in its “Reno 911!: Miami” film.
McLendon-Covey is represented by UTA and manager Gladys Gonzalez, and has an existing relationship with Sony TV and Happy Madison. She has recurred on the production companies’ long- running CBS comedy series “Rules Of Engagement.”