30 Rock Emmy-nominee Margaret Cho has boarded the untitled comedy known as Cabot College, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The multicamera comedy takes place at a women’s college that has just opened its doors to men for the first time.
Cho will play the series regular role of Laura Thibault, the president of Cabot College who made the difficult decision to admit men into the school. She’s further described as a divisive figure on campus who does her best to welcome the male freshmen, but is often irritated by their antics.
Third Watch alum Bonnie Dennison stars as Thena, a pretty but uptight sophomore and hardcore feminist who is the leader of the sizable population of Cabot College that doesn’t want men on campus. Broadway actor Jack Cutmore-Scott co-stars as Charlie Deckard, a wealthy Kennedy-esque guy who enrolls in the college, much to Thena’s chagrin. Chelsea Lately‘s Fortune Feimster and CSI‘s Brandon Jones co-star.
Production on the comedy — which has a series commitment — begins in March, as Fox is poised to shift to year-round programming and away from the traditional pilot season. 30 Rock‘s Hubbard penned the script for the Universal Television vehicle and exec produces alongside Fey, Robert Carlock and David Miner. Pam Fryman (How I Met Your Mother) directs.
The casting marks a reunion for Cho with both Fey and Hubbard after the actress played Kim Jong-Il and his son, Kim Jong-Un. She earned an Emmy nomination for guest actress in a comedy for the former role. Cho, whose credits also include Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva — where she’ll continue to have a role on the show’s upcoming sixth season — and All American Girl, is repped by WME.
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