The first female champion of the FOX MasterChef Junior TV series has been cast in the Dream Team TV series pilot at ABC. Addison Osta Smith is not just the first girl junior MasterChef, she is also the youngest winner in the show’s history. Smith nabbed the title in the fourth season of the children’s competitive cooking show, this January.
In Dream Team, Smith will play Miley. Deadline describes the character as, “…a fantastic soccer player who is built like a spark plug and recruited to join [a] dream team.” Nurse Jackie‘s Betty Gilpin has also been cast, in the role of Robin.
Justin Long stars as Marty Schumacher, a sporting goods store manager and veteran club soccer coach. Described as an eternal optimist, and a “damn good” coach, Marty takes on a diverse team of eight year old players and their ragtag parents.
Michael Mosley plays Rick Johnson, a soccer trying to get his daughter a winning team. Lindsey Kraft has been cast as Michaela. The character is described as “a gentle soul” who hesitant about letting her daughter play. Michelle Buteau is set as Olga Diaz, a competitive mom who will do what it takes, to get her daughter a spot on the team.
Dream Team is written and executive produced by Will & Grace‘s Bill Wrubel and Kari Lizer. Lizer created The New Adventures of Old Christine, which was cancelled by CBS after five seasons. Wrubel is a vet of Ugly Betty and Modern Family. Mark Buckland is directing the pilot.
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