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Mira Sorvino Joins Jim Gaffigan's CBS Comedy And More Pilot News

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Mira Sorvino has joined Jim Gaffigan's untitled CBS comedy pilot, Deadline reports.

The "Mighty Aphrodite" and "Romy and Michelle" star will play Jeannie, a "super-mom and super-wife" of Gaffigan's central character. The pilot focuses on Jim (Gaffigan), who lives with his wife and their five kids in a two bedroom apartment in New York -- but in typical sitcom fashion, Jeannie often finds herself playing parent to her husband, too.

In other pilot news ...

Two more actors are getting "Reckless." The ABC drama centers around a reserved engineer called David who will stop at nothing to rescue his wife after she disappears in the midst of a military coup in East Myanmar. Lou Taylor Pucci will play Ryan Harrison, "a twentysomething family screw-up" who lacks motivation. Ashton Holmes has been cast as Wyatt Bickford, a college acquaintance of David's who represents a private security contractor. [The Hollywood Reporter]

"Sons of Anarchy" alum has "Doubt." Rockmond Dunbar has joined the ABC legal drama about a former cop called Vincent who is now a shady lawyer who uses his past experiences to game the system for his clients. Dunbar will play Detective Steve Adams, Vincent's best friend. [Deadline]

"Home Alone" star to play Christina Ricci's on-screen father. Daniel Stern will play Ricci's father in NBC's "Girlfriend in a Coma," about a woman who wakes up after a 17-year coma to find that she has a daughter from a pregnancy she wasn't aware of when she had her accident. His character is described as a "warm, salt-of-the-earth electrician." [THR}

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