Mandy Moore set to star in new ABC comedy, rep confirms


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After numerous guest appearances on TV shows, Mandy Moore seems poised to make a more permanent move to the small-screen.

The actress has just signed on to star in the single-camera ABC sitcom, Us and Them, her publicist confirmed Wednesday.

ABC has ordered a put-pilot of the family comedy, which will be told through the lens of newlyweds Annie (Moore) and Ben, and will explore inherent conflict between the families we grown up in and the families we make.

Night at the Museum’s Shawn Levy is set to direct, while Wedding Crashers co-writer Bob Fischer is penning the project. Moore’s manager, Jon LeShay — who was the music supervisor on three of her films, including A Walk To Remember, Saved, and How To Deal — will produce. Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements will executive produce along with Fisher and Levy.

Though this is Moore’s first starring role on TV, she’s certainly no stranger to the medium. The actress/singer was a guest-star on Grey’s Anatomy, How I Met Your Mother, and Entourage (where she played herself). She’s also the voice of Mara on the animated series, TRON: Uprising.

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  • Well that’s good

    But what’s she supposed to do after the second week when it gets canceled?

    • lisa g.

      Spot on!

    • Well that’s good

      And the thing is… it doesn’t matter whether the show is good or not. If it doesn’t get huge ratings (and I can’t imagine Mandy Moore being that much of a draw), it won’t last more than a season—if it gets picked up at all. That’s the way TV works, sadly.

    • NOBAMA 2012

      Hey EW, why did you put up a picture of Michele Bachmann?

    • Maggie

      Lord god save us from Mandy Moore!

  • pj

    she could be the new mary tyler moore.lmao.

  • rude

    She has not agefd well and neither has christina aguilera.

  • Filmfan401

    Is it wrong that the “Tangled” fan in me wants Ben to be played by Zachary Levi? :)

    • Rach

      I was thinking the same thing! Chuck is ending, right?

      • Filmfan401

        Exactly, the timing works out perfectly!

  • James Goldman

    Mandy Moore is lovely, gorgeous, sexy and beautiful. She’s amazing. That woman is incredible. I hope she does more mainstream movies from now on and begins her ascension to the A-list.

    • Caren

      I think she is adorable and I have liked her in every movie she has been in….I think it could work!

      • Hmmmmmmmmmm

        that is not a good picture of her

  • w

    when actresses go from movies to tv. they are usually on the way to the d list.

    • A

      Some of the best and most complex roles for women these days are on TV.

    • Marianne

      Respectfully disagree. Zooey Deschanel and Kat Dennings are just some examples from this TV season, and I don’t think they’re on their way to the D list.

      • ohnoudidnt

        Kate Dennings needs 2 drop 40 pounds and 5 layers of hooker lipstick.

  • jack

    my roomate’s step-aunt makes $86 every hour on the internet. She has been unemployed for 9 months but last month her income was $7558 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read this site ÇÃshHard.cÔm

    • antispam47

      Jack…you have a lot of friends in the spamming business. Just last week you were telling us about your mother-in-law.
      why don’t you..and them get a legit job, like phone sex , and stop trying to rip-off people looking for work.
      You’re a jerk.

    • John

      Antispam47 has something.
      Since EW appearently doen’t care about SPAM, how about a new game. When this idiot shows up, let’s have a contest to see who can write the most clever answer/isult/parody about this guy. He’s here every day and gets paid (probably not $86 buck an hour) to put his scam on other people’s websites..

  • Zach Braff

    She also guest starred on a little show called [scrubs]! Maybe you’ve heard of it? Although to hear of it NBC would’ve had to actually promote the show and not move it to 73 different time slots over the 7 seasons they aired it.

  • Aaron

    I’ll definitely give it a chance, I usually like her in the roles she’s played. Anyone seen Saved? It’s pure comedic perfection with Moore at the helm as Hilary Faye, the one who made the movie priceless.

    • HG

      She was very funny in Saved.

  • ohnoudidnt

    That is one unflattering pic. It looks like a before picture on acne commercial.

    • Samantha

      Agreed! She looks very strange!

  • Jessica

    This is basically a younger Everybody Loves Raymond right? Sounds like it.

  • Samantha

    She’s pretty talented, she just picks poor roles and movies. I’m not sure if she can carry a show herself but I’ll give it a shot.

  • HG

    This show sounds a lot like that other aBC show from last season with Joanna Garcia that was canceled.

    • vanka

      That’s exactly what I was thinking. This is Better with you deja vu!

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  • Jacob

    I’ve always thought she was an under appreciated talent. She came on the scene with Britney and Christina but never became a wreck like them. And she’s married to Ryan Adams which gives her major street cred.

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