Jane Adams has remained largely off the television radar since HBO's Hung ended after three seasons, but that could be changing.
Adams has signed a co-starring role in NBC's new Owen Ellickson/Craig Robinson comedy pilot. The series will focus on Craig (Robinson), a musician who struggles to adjust to his new life as a middle-school music teacher. In that role, he has to juggle children, school politics and being tempted by single mothers.
Adams part in this will be as Jeanette, the junior high principal who is always stressed out and in damage control mode. At one time, she was a model teacher, but her increased position and role at the school, added with the problems she deals with on a daily basis, have worn her down and turned her into a cynical woman.
This sounds like a good role for Adams. I was hit-or-miss with her on Hung, but this seems to be right in her wheelhouse and I think Robinson being involved will get this picked up. Ellickson is writing the pilot and executive producing with The Office's Greg Daniels, Tracy Katsky, Howard Klein and Mark Schulman.
Adams has also been seen in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Happiness and Little Children.