*With CBS’ “The Odd Couple” hanging in the balance, co-star Yvette Nicole Brown has lined up a new gig on ABC’s untitled City Mayor comedy pilot, produced by Hamilton standout Daveed Diggs.
The pilot centers on Courtney Rose (Brandon Michael Hall), a struggling hip-hop artist who runs for mayor to promote his mixtape — and wins.
Brown will play Dina, Courtney’s chatty, drama-prone, single mom who had him when she was a teenager — but she’s also his best friend and biggest cheerleader, reports Deadline.com. They’re always oversharing, and he seeks out her advice on everything. Dina, who has a high-volume personality and a big laugh, works at the post office, which allows her to stay on top of the latest neighborhood gossip.
Lea Michele also stars in the project, which hails from ABC Studios and Jamie Tarses, Scott Stuber & Dylan Clark’s studio-based Bluegrass FanFare.
Brown’s casting is in second position to the CBS sitcom, which did not get a Season 3 back order and is on the bubble, with its future uncertain, according to Variety. Similarly, Brown was cast on “The Odd Couple” while still on “Community.”