Mira Sorvino will play a "super-mom" and mother of five
Mira Sorvino and Jim Gaffigan are getting hitched. At least on the small screen.
"The Replacement Killers" star Sorvino has signed on for Gaffigan's CBS comedy pilot. as the comedian's wife.
The as-yet-untitled, single-camera pilot stars comedian Gaffigan as a happily married and harried New York City father of five (as, perhaps not coincidentally, he is in real life). Sorvino will play Jeannie, a super-wife and super-mom of five who has a sixth child in the form of her husband, Jim.
Gaffigan and "Rescue Me" creator Peter Tolan are writing and executive producing the pilot, which comes from Sony Television in association with Fedora Entertainment. Michael Wimer and Alex Murray are also executive producing.
Sorvino had previously been cast in the TNT pilot "Trooper" from Jerry Bruckheimer, a procedural drama about a recently divorced mother of three and state trooper who takes an unconventional approach to her work.