NBC is hoping that the third time is the charm.
Megan Park, known for her role on 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager,' has won a lead role in the upcoming NBC sitcom 'Undateable.' Park is also the third young, blonde actor to have been cast as this character, before the show even debuted.
Following the first table-read for 'Undateable,' one of the four main cast members, Aly Michalka, exited the project for creative reasons. Michalka, best known for her roles in 'Easy A' and 'Hellcats,' was slated to play a friend of one of the undateable male characters, working at the same bar alongside him. Following Michalka's exit, NBC went into scramble-mode and brought in Briga Heelan to play the role--however they could only involve Heelan as a guest star, seeing as how Heelan was already attached to the TBS pilot 'Ground Floor.' It would seem that things didn't work out, as now Heelan and Michalka are both on the side-lines and Megan Park is in.
Written by Adam Sztykiel based on the book by Ellen Rakieten & Anne Coyle, 'Undateable' is described by NBC as a "bromantic comedy" rather than a romantic one, starring Chris D’Elia ('Whitney,' 'Workaholics') and Brent Morin ('Chelsea Lately'). The bromance of 'Undateable' occurs between Danny (D'Elia) and Justin (Morin) when they bond over the fact that they both repel the opposite sex.
Park will play Nicki (the character was initially named Maddie), the eternally optimistic young waitress who is a recent transplant to Detroit from a small town in the Upper Peninsula. She’s treated like a little sister by all the regulars at Justin’s bar, but Justin secretly has feelings for her. Here's hoping Park is the last actor to have to step into Nicki's shoes.
Park will also be appearing in the upcoming Daniel Radcliffe feature, 'The F Word.'