Michael McKean, who played Lenny on “Laverne & Shirley,” has been cast as the lead in the NBC drama pilot “Masters of Horror & Suspense” from the Jim Henson Co.
Separately, Madchen Amick (“Twin Peaks,” “Fantasy Island”), Lela Rochon (“Waiting to Exhale”) and Julie Bowen (“ER”) will star in the ABC comedy pilot “Babes in the Wood” from Touchstone TV. The sitcom is about three single female friends living in Chicago.
McKean, well-known for his role in “This Is Spinal Tap,” will play Will Masters, a horror novelist who gets ideas from his family life in the NBC pilot. The horror anthology/family drama pilot is executive produced by Dan Angel and Billy Brown (“Goosebumps”).
McKean is repped by Jenny Delaney at the William Morris Agency and managed by Harriet Sternberg. Amick is repped by manager Larry Schapiro. Bowen is repped by Donna Massetti at Silver, Massetti, Szatmary and manager Lenore Zerman. Rochon is repped by Margaret Bacon at the Gersh Agency and manager Cynthia Pett.