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Ellie Kemper To Star In NBC Comedy Pilot 'Brenda Forever' And More Pilot News

02/07/2013 09:30 am ET | Updated Feb 07, 2013

Ellie Kemper may be saying goodbye to Dunder Mifflin, but she's not done with NBC.

According to EW, the "Office" actress has landed the lead role in NBC's "Brenda Forever."

Kemper will play Brenda in the pilot, in which the "past and present are interwoven to give a unique portrait of how a chubby, awkward, but incredibly confident 13-year-old grew up to be a 31-year-old woman who still marches to the beat of her own drum," according to EW.

In addition to playing Erin on "The Office" for the past four years, Kemper also recently had a guest role on "The Mindy Project."

In other pilot news...

Jack McGee has joined "The McCarthys." The "Rescue Me" vet has been cast as Arthur McCarthy in the CBS pilot centering on a sports-crazed Boston family." [THR]

Dave Annable is headed to NBC. The "666 Park Avenue" star has joined the pilot "Joe, Joe and Jane" as Joe Dougan, "a handsome ladies man who is best friends with his children’s books co-author Joe Waxman." [EW]

Mercedes Masohn, Blake Lee and Andrew Santino have been cast in "Mixology." The three actors join the ABC pilot set in a "sexy Manhattan bar," which chronicles the "exploits of singles in search of love -- all during the course of one night." [THR]

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