Miranda Cosgrove will play Evie, who can't shake the legacy of being the daughter of "Coma Lady"
Now we know, we know that NBC's "Girlfriend in a Coma" comedy pilot is serious — because it's just added Miranda Cosgrove.
Cosgrove, star of the Nickelodeon hit "iCarly," will play Evie, a small-town, overachieving loner, who can't shake the legacy of being the daughter of "Coma Lady" (played by Christina Ricci).
When her mother wakes up, her world is turned upside down, and every hope she ever had of keeping her nose to the grindstone, saving money, and getting grades for an out-of-state college is thrown out the window.
Based on Douglas Coupland's book, "Girlfriend in a Coma" is being written by Liz Brixius ("Nurse Jackie," "Go On"), who's also executive producing.
Dick Wolf, Peter Jankowski and Danielle Gelber are also executive producing the project, which comes from Wolf Films and Universal Television.
In addition to "Girlfriend in a Coma," Cosgrove stars in "Despicable Me 2," which is slated for a July 3 release.
"iCarly" wrapped up its run on Nickelodeon in November after seven seasons.