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NBC Comedy Pilot Casts Allison Janney, Tony Shalhoub

Feb 8, 2012  •  Post A Comment

NBC has attracted Emmy winners Allison Janney ("The West Wing") and Tony Shalhoub ("Monk") to star in the new Greg Daniels comedy pilot "Friday Night Dinner," reports Deadline.com.

Based on a U.K. comedy, the single-camera production is, as the title suggests, the ongoing story of what happens each week at Friday night dinner with a quirky family.

The stars will played Barbara and Gene, the heads of the family. The pilot is being directed by Ken Kwapis, who has successfully directed the U.S. adaptation of another British series, "The Office."

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