ABC pilot adds “West Wing” first lady and “Midnight in Paris” dad
ABC's untitled Mandy Moore pilot has added "West Wing" and "Grease" star Stockard Channing as her mother and character actor John Fuller — recently seen as Rachel McAdams' dad in "Midnight in Paris" — as her father.
The pilot finds Moore's character, Annie, and her new husband, Ben, running a hip restaurant in her hometown — while dealing with her often overbearing family.
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Channing plays Barbara, the manipulative matriarch, and Fuller plays the good-natured Steve, who does pretty much what his wife tells him to do.
The project from 21 Laps/Adelstein and 20th Century Fox TV is written by Bob Fisher and Stacy Traub, who exevutive produce with Shawn Levy, Marty Adelstein, and Becky Clements.