Get ready for a big, hearty spoonful of laughs. NBC announced today that professional funny lady Mary-Louise Parker has signed on to star in the network's upcoming comedy pilot 'Feed Me.' (*Insert celebratory dance party here*)
The potential series centers mostly around the themes of adult intimacy and desire (which already sounds right up the former 'Weeds' star's alley), and tells the story of a dysfunctional family that runs a restaurant together. Parker will take on the role of the daughter, Emma, who — upon discovering that her husband is having an affair — leans heavily on her relatives for protection and support.
If the project gets ordered to series, it will serve as the actress's first series-regular role since her popular Showtime hit 'Weeds' wrapped back in 2012. And it's highly doubtful we're the only ones in thinking that her return to the small screen would be both welcome and appreciated, to say the least.
Aside from 'Weeds,' Parker made another very notable TV splash playing the hardcore political lobbyist for women, Amy Gardner, in 'The West Wing' throughout its run. She's also starred in a variety of feature films such as 'Red,' 'Saved!' and 'Fried Green Tomatoes.'
'Feed Me' will be executive-produced by Paul Junger Witt and Tony Thomas ('The Golden Girls') and was written by Sally Thomas (Lifetime’s 'Steel Magnolias' remake). Parker herself will also serve as one of the producers.