Two Wrongs may not make a right, but it is the title of a single-camera comedy pilot that FOX ordered back in January. In recent weeks, the project has cast its two leads and a couple of additional roles.
From feature writer and former actress Michelle Morgan (Girl Most Likely), Two Wrongs is a relationship comedy about a pair of star-crossed lovers named Jenny and Zach whose friends and family don't think they're right for each other at all. This belief stems from the fact that Jenny left Zach at the altar seven years ago.
The vivacious Kelli Garner will co-star as Jenny, a delightfully scatterbrained force of nature who struggles with impulse control. Years after their failed wedding, Jenny has an unexpected reunion with Zach as the titular "two wrongs" realize their strong feelings for each other haven't dissipated.
Garner, the girlfriend of Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki, previously starred in two short-lived ABC projects: airplane drama Pan Am, which was canceled after 14 episodes last season, and comedy-drama mockumentary My Generation, which lasted only two episodes in 2010 before the ax fell.
Jake Hoffman, son of film legend Dustin Hoffman, will play Zach, a meticulously neat and organized Jewish dentist. Upon a chance meeting with Jenny years later, Zach discovers that he is still madly in love with the woman who left him at the altar. For some reason, his family doesn't approve.
Last seen portraying the grandson of his father's character on HBO's Luck, the junior Hoffman will appear in the Martin Scorsese film The Wolf of Wall Street, due out in November. His previous television credits include guest roles on Californication, Arrested Development, and Undeclared.
Since Zach is Jewish, it stands to reason that his mother is Jewish — or is it the other way around? Television veteran Mimi Kennedy joined Two Wrongs in the role of Zach's mother, Elaine. Despite her elegant exterior, Elaine is equipped with piercing eyes that could burn a hole through a human skull. Metaphorically speaking, I assume.
Over her prolific career, Kennedy has appeared in a wide of variety of TV fare, including St. Elsewhere, Night Court, the 1980s revival of The Twilight Zone, Major Dad, Dinosaurs, Grey's Anatomy, The Young and The Restless, and Anger Management. Most notable was her role as the mother of Jenna Elfman's character on Dharma & Greg.
Argentinian actor Ezequiel Stremiz has been tapped to play Johnny, Jenny's frequently shirtless and incredibly sexy ex-boyfriend. He is described as "TV's answer to Owen Wilson," whatever that means in 2013.
After appearing in a number of television programs in the Latin American world, Stremiz relocated to Hollywood and made his U.S. TV debut on an episode of Dexter. Recently, he guest-starred on the CBS sitcom Last Man Standing.
Will Two Wrongs make a successful TV series?