Lauren Lapkus and Krysta Rodriguez to headline CBS Comedy Pilot
Krista Rodriguez (Halston) and Lauren Lapkus (good girls) were cast as the leads in CBS’ multi-camera comedy pilot sober companion, from Joan the Virgin creator/executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman and CBS Studios, where Urman is under an overall deal.
Written by Gracie Glassmeyer and David Rosenthal from a story they co-wrote with Urman, sober companion revolves around Eliza (Rodriguez), a scorching alcoholic who owns a bar with her uncle in New Orleans, is forced to reclaim her life when the court appoints her a sober and exhausting companion, Shelley (Lapkus). , with whom she has to live 24/7.
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The comedy originally premiered at Fox during the 2013-2014 cycle where it went to a single-camera pilot with Justin Long in the title role and Nick Frost as co-lead. The project, which was written by Urman and Rosenthal, has not gone beyond the pilot stage and has now been revamped through a female lens.
Eliza de Rodriguez is a quick-witted, fun-loving alcoholic who runs a bookstore/bar with her uncle in New Orleans. After too many run-ins with the law, she is assigned a court-appointed sober companion, Shelley (Lapkus), who will force her to face her demons, pull herself together, and stay sober…all the while driving her crazy. .
Shelley from Lapkus is a cheerful and high-spirited eccentric. Her methods are a bit unconventional and her relentless enthusiasm isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but she’s the best at what she does.
Glassmeyer and Rosenthal produce with Urman and Joanna Klein through their Sutton Street Productions. Lapkus and Rodriguez also serve as producers. CBS Studios produces in association with Sutton Street.
Actress and comedian Lapkus has appeared in films such as Jurassic World, The Bad Missy, in which she played the lead role, and Between two ferns: the film. TV credits include Orange is the New Black, The Big Bang Theory, Bob’s Burgers, Good Girls, Crashing, Luciferand the next anime series Bad Crimes. She is replaced by UTA and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.
Rodriguez’s credits include Halton, in which she played Liza Minnelli, and trial and error. It is replaced by Paradigm and Authentic Talent and Literary Management.
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