Thursday, July 16, 2020

Development News - Caitlin McGee, Karla Souza and Sasheer Zamata Join ABC Comedy Pilot 'Home Economics'

Development News - July 16, 2020

ABC's Home Economics.

  • Caitlin McGee, Karla Souza, Sasheer Zamata and Shiloh Bearman have been cast on the comedy pilot starring Topher Grace. McGee starred in NBC's one-season drama Bluff City Law. Souza starred for five seasons in ABC's How to Get Away With Murder. Zamata starred for four seasons in NBC's Saturday Night Live.
  • McGee will play Sarah, the oldest sibling, a therapist for at-risk kids, married to a teacher, and they're often scraping to make ends meet. Of her siblings, she earns the least money, but she does the most socially important work (as she frequently reminds them). She's a doting mom to her two kids and tries to be a guru to her two brothers, who obviously would be lost without her wisdom.
  • Souza will play Marina, a proud first-generation New Yorker whose parents came from Latin America. She is a former lawyer married to struggling novelist Tom (Grace). She's constantly exhausted by caring for her 7-year-old daughter and toddler twin boys. She would like to go back to work one day, if only to escape her children. A ruler-follower, Marina is often in conflict with her brother-in-law Connor, who never met a corner he didn't try to cut. She's pushed to the max and ready to call everyone out on how much easier they have it.
  • Zamata will play Denise, a superhumanly patient public school teacher married to Sarah. She has a relentlessly positive attitude that often perplexes the rest of the family. She rarely loses her cool, unlike Sarah who can't resist starting family drama.
  • Bearman will play Gretchen, Connor's 7-year-old daughter.