Jane Lynch Joins NBC Comedy Pilot

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By: Briana Phipps

Jane Lynch‘s last TV venture Angel From Hell may have not lasted but the Glee star may soon be making her way back to scripted TV.

The Emmy-winning actress and host of the show Hollywood Game Night has been cast in Relatively Happy, a new NBC comedy pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The multi-camera comedy follows an adult brother and sister (Jon Rudnitsky and Genevieve Angelson) who move in together after one of them suffers a loss.

Lynch will appear in the series as divorce attorney Bobbi Martin, the scotch-loving boss and mentor of Rudnitsky’s Henry. The role was originally written for a man, but according to THR, writers Max Mutchnick (Will and Grace) and Jeff Astrof (Trial & Error) quickly realized Lynch was the “best person” for the job.

Lynch’s last scripted series, the single-camera CBS’ comedy Angel From Hell, was pulled from the schedule after five episodes.

This news was first reported by TVGuide.