ABC casts June Diane Raphael in 'Pulling'

Mandy Moore has a new BFF, courtesy of ABC.

June Diane Raphael

Deadline reports that the network has cast June Diane Raphael to star opposite Moore in the comedy pilot "Pulling."

The comedy series, based on the British series of the same name, centers on three dysfunctional women living their lives the way they want to, even when society tells them they should have things figured out by now. Raphael will play one of the trio, Donna, a sharp career woman with everything seemingly lined up. She holds a great job as editor with a publishing company and loyal fiance -- the only problem is that her career was thanks to a computer error and her fiance bores her to tears. She will join Moore, who was cast earlier this week as Louise, the optimistic best friend who is eager to settle down with the right guy, but whose attempts to do so always seems to work against her.

The pilot is headed up by "Bad Teacher" scribes Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, who will write the pilot adaptation and executive produce with Aaron Kaplan and UK series creators Sharon Horgan and Dennis Kelly.

Raphael currently stars in Adult Swim's "NTSF:SD:SVU," but has had numerous supporting television and film roles, from one of Jess' lesbian friends on Fox's "New Girl" to Ron Donald's ditzy girlfriend on "Party Down." Additionally, if you're a podcast nerd like me, be sure to check out her bad movie review show "How Did This Get Made?" on, which she hosts with "The League"'s Paul Scheer and Jason Mantzoukas.

- Mandy Moore
- June Diane Raphael
- Pulling (US)

Written by: kyleiam
Feb 21st, 2013, 8:15 am

Images courtesy of ABC

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