David Spade will play the lead in ABC's "Bad Management" pilot, EW reports.

The plot revolves around an egotistical female boss (Sharon Hogan) at a luxury goods department store, who finds the status quo affected when the owner's son (Spade) joins the company and wants to target a younger demographic using hot trends and sex. Spade will be joined by the pilot's writer/executive producer Rachael Harris, who will play another employee at the store.

The pilot will be in second position to Spade's "Rules of Engagement," the resilient backup player that CBS often relies on to fill holes in its midseason schedule. If the bubble show is finally cancelled, Spade will be free to move on to "Management," otherwise the ABC comedy will have to find a new lead.

In other pilot news ...

"It's Always Sunny" actress cast in Greg Garcia's new comedy. Mary Elizabeth Ellis will play Will Arnett's sister in the untitled multicamera CBS comedy about a divorced man (Arnett) whose life is further complicated when his parents start having marital difficulties too. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Stephen Root joins "To My Future Assistant" for Fox. He'll play the "stern, intense" boss of Brittany Snow's character in the single camera comedy about a group of assistants at a New York law firm and the bosses who drive them nuts. [Deadline]

"The Office" star to join "The Gabriels." Angela Kinsey will play Gail Gabriel, the wife of Rob Riggle's character in the Fox comedy about an introverted family who lives in a suburban community of nosy neighbors. [THR]

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