Sitcom Veteran — a Seven-Time Emmy Nominee — Lands New NBC Comedy

Aug 12, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A veteran sitcom star who received seven consecutive Emmy nominations for one show from 2000 to 2006 will return to comedy as the mom on NBC’s "Whitney," reports Deadline.com.

The star is Jane Kaszmarek, who was a perennial Emmy nominee on Fox’s "Malcolm in the Middle" but came up short of winning the award. She will replace actress Beverly D’Angelo, who was in the “Whitney” pilot.

The scenes from the pilot with D’Angelo will be reshot before the show airs, with Kaszmarek taking over the role as Whitney’s much-married, loud-mouth mother.

"Whitney" stars Whitney Cummings and Chris D’Elia as an unmarried, happy couple. The new comedy premieres Thursday, Sept. 22, at 9:30 p.m. ET.

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