Lost‘s Francois Chau, Cold Case‘s Susan Chuang, and Providence‘s Concetta Tomei have been cast as series regulars in NBC‘s untitled Matt Hubbard pilot. Hubbard, a veteran of 30 Rock, used his own life as inspiration for the project.
The single camera comedy features Andrew (Chris Smith) and Josie (Elizabeth Ho), an married interracial couple who move to Missouri to be closer to her family. 30 Rock‘s Kenneth, i.e. Jack McBrayer, had previously been cast in the role of Gary.
Chau will play Josie’s father, Jae Kim, opposite Chuang as her mother, Sun Kim. Deadline says:
Jae is the charismatic, strong-willed, demanding owner of Kim’s Academy, a successful tae kwon do studio where McBrayer plays his sycophantic chief instructor. He hasn’t yet fully accepted Andrew, who he feels is not quite worthy of his daughter. Sun has lived in the U.S. for 30 years but still holds on to many traditional Korean values, a characteristic that sometimes frustrates her more progressive daughter.
Tomei (Providence) will play Barbara Denton, Andrew’s grandmother and a commercial actress from L.A. She is an extroverted and opinionated pain in the ass who Andrew and Josie insist move to to Missouri with them so they can keep an eye on her.
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