Candice Bergen Cast in ABC Comedy Pilot ‘Pearl’

Single-camera comedy hails from “Friends” alum Andrew Reich

Candice Bergen has been cast in ABC’s comedy pilot “Pearl.”

Bergen will play Pearl, a larger-than-life family matriarch, who finds out she has cancer and becomes intent on controlling and orchestrating every aspect of her family’s life before she dies.

The single-camera comedy from ABC Studios is written and executive produced by “Friends” alum Andrew Reich. Jim Field Smith will direct.

The Emmy-winning actress is best known for her role as the title character on the CBS sitcom “Murphy Brown.” She also previously starred as Shirley Schmidt on “Boston Legal” for five seasons.

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