Parker Posey departs 'The Family Guide'




This is a strange set of circumstances: NBC has picked up the comedy pilot 'The Family Guide' for a series... but as of this writing it doesn't have either a male nor female lead.

Parker Posey, whose recent television credits include 'The Good Wife' and 'Louie,' played the female lead in the pilot for 'The Family Guide,' however there will apparently be some recasting before the show heads to series--Posey has exited the project for reasons undisclosed. 'The Family Guide,' created by D. J. Nash, is about a son who idolizes his blind father; Posey played the character's mother, noted as having a "newfound adolesence."

Posey's career has included everything from 'Blade: Trinity' to 'Boston Legal;' the actress was Simmonsnominated for a Golden Globe in 2002 for her work in the miniseries 'Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay.' The forty-four year old actress still looks thirty and can play anything from action to comedy to drama--one has to imagine that the reasons for recasting her role in 'The Family Guide' have nothing to do with her talent.

In a strange twist, 'The Family Guide' doesn't technically have a male lead cast at the moment, either: in the pilot, the blind father was played by J. K. Simmons ('Oz,' 'The Closer,' 'Family Tools') who remains in his 'Family Tools' contract, as the series has yet to be officially cancelled. All sources expect 'Family Tools' to be cancelled eventually, making Simmons' continued involvement in 'The Family Guide' all but confirmed.

Who would you like to see cast in the role Posey held?


- Parker Posey
- J.K. Simmons

Written by: bad_subject
May 12th, 2013, 9:35 am

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