ABC Family has started production this week on two new comedy pilots, “Kevin From Work” and “Tough Cookie.” Both pilots are single-camera and are shooting in Los Angeles.
“Kevin from Work” is a half-hour workplace comedy about a young man unluckily in love who professes his love to a co-worker, thinking he’ll never see her again after he accepts a job offer overseas. But then that job offer is rescinded, and now they have to continue to work with each other. The comedy stars Noah Reid (“Backpackers“) as Kevin, Paige Spara as Audrey, Matt Murray (“Rookie Blue”) as Brian, Jordan Hinson (“Eureka”) as Roxie, Punam Patel as Patti, with guest star Amy Sedaris (“Strangers with Candy”) as Julia. “Kevin from Work” is written, created and executive-produced by Barbie Adler (“How I Met Your Mother,” “My Name Is Earl,” and “Arrested Development”). Aaron Kaplan at Kapital Entertainment (“Chasing Life,” ”The Mysteries of Laura,” “The Neighbors” and “Terra Nova”) and McG at Wonderland Sound & Vision (“Charlie’s Angels,” “The O.C.,” “Supernatural,” “Chuck,” and “Nikita”) will serve as Executive Producers. McG will also direct the pilot.
The half-hour comedy “Tough Cookie” is a fresh take on the friends-and-family convention. It’s centered on a young mother who isn’t ready to parent and her daughter who doesn’t want to be parented. As everyone knows, it takes a village to raise a child, or rather a child to raise a village. The series stars Shoshana Bush (“Awkward”) as Lilla, Mallory James Mahoney as Eleanor, Frankie Shaw (“Mixology”) as Heidi, Arturo Del Puerto (“The Lottery,” “Chicago P.D.”) as Mickey, Rick Gonzalez (“Rush,” “Coach Carter”) as Seth and Jimmy Bellinger (“Liv and Maddie,” “Geek Charming”) as Tyler. “Tough Cookie” is written and created by Lauren Iungerich (“Awkward”), who will also serve as executive producer and direct the pilot. David Janollari (“Six Feet Under”) is also executive producer.