Mary Elizabeth Ellis Cast In Greg Garcia’s CBS Comedy Pilot
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia actress Mary Elizabeth Ellis has been cast in the as-of-yet untitled Greg Garcia comedy pilot for CBS.
Ellis, who plays the unnamed waitress in the FX comedy, has been cast as Will Arnett’s sister, Debbie, reuniting the two after her appearance as Connie in Up All Night.
The series centers around a recent divorcee, Jack (Arnett), whose life gets complicated when his parents decide to move in with him. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Debbie is married to a mattress salesman and has two kids. The family never seems to have money and is always asking Jack for help.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Arnett was cast in the half-hour comedy — which has been dubbed the Unauthorized Greg Garcia Project – last week. While Up All Night hasn’t officially been canceled yet, the Greg Garcia comedy will remain in second position for Arnett on the off chance that the series remains off the chopping block.
Garcia will be writing and executive producing the series, which will be directed by James Burrows. Margo Martindale (A Gifted Man, Justified) and J.B. Smoove (Til Death, Everybody Hates Chris) will also co-star. Martindale will play Jack and Debbie’s mother, Carol, “a vibrant but meddlesome and slightly controlling character,” according to Deadline. Smoove will play Deweyne, Jack’s good friend.
Outside of It’s Always Sunny, Mary Elizabeth Ellis has made a guest appearance on ABC’s Happy Endings and an arc on Fox’s New Girl. She also starred in the lead role in the short-lived NBC comedy Perfect Couples.
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