Emmy Award-winning comedian Lily Tomlin has been tapped to co-star in an upcoming comedy pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s The Live Feed blog.
Tomlin will play the mother of Reba McEntire’s character in the ABC project from McEntire, the story says. The project stars McEntire as a woman who moves to Malibu from Nashville after her rock star husband cheats on her and spends most of their money, the piece adds.
Tomlin’s TV credits include roles on "The West Wing" and "Will & Grace." She has a long string of Emmy nominations for writing and acting, and has taken home the award four times — including winning the Emmy in 1974 for "Lily," which aired on CBS, and in 1981 for "Lily: Sold Out," also on CBS. She was nominated in 2010 for her guest performance in “Damages.”
She also has an Academy Award nomination, for her performance in the 1975 movie “Nashville.”