From “Sex and the City” to life in suburbia, Kristin Davis has signed on to star as one of ABC’s “Soccer Moms.”
Also at the Alphabet, net picked up a big chunk of its comedy pilot roster Monday, greenlighting laffers from Marco Pennette, Barry Kemp, Michael Caleo, Joel Stein and Holly Hester.
Fox, meanwhile, ordered a sitcom pilot it refers to as “‘Laverne & Shirley’ with dudes.”
“Soccer Moms” reps Davis’ return to series TV, a year after she gulped her last Cosmo on “Sex.” She’ll play a mom-turned-private investigator on the show. Davis’ addition raises the cast contingency on the project.
Additionally, Jeff Kline (“That Was Then,” “Ricochet”) has also come onboard to exec produce, along with Don Todd and Marla Ginsburg.
Over at Fox, “Pool Guys” revolves around two 21-year-old pals who live in Tarzana and clean pools — while dreaming of the day they’ll scrub the whirlpool at the Playboy Mansion. Alexandra Rushfield and Jennifer Konner (“Undeclared”) will exec produce the show, which comes from Regency TV.
As for the ABC pickups, Pennette (“I’m With Her,” “Caroline in the City”) will exec produce “Crumbs,” which follows two estranged brothers — one gay and one straight — who wind up running the family business when their parents get divorced.
Brian Robbins and Mike Tollin will also exec produce the sitcom, through Touchstone TV and their Tollin-Robbins shingle.
Kemp, meanwhile, will return to the sports world — which he mined successfully for nine seasons at ABC via “Coach” — with the comedy pilot “Bobby Cannon.”
Project, which Kemp and Eric Gold will exec produce for Touchstone TV, focuses on an athlete who’s nearing retirement and finds himself mentoring his replacement.
Then there’s “Neighbors,” which Caleo (“Rescue Me”) will exec produce for Touchstone TV, along with Matt Gross (“Joe Somebody”). Laffer pits two neighbors against one another — and watches as they try to get along after their wives and children become unlikely friends.
Former Time and Entertainment Weekly columnist Stein — who now writes a weekly piece for the Los Angeles Times’ opinion pages — is exec producer on the Alphabet pilot “Joint Custody,” along with Regina Stewart (“Still Standing”) and Shawn Levy (“Cheaper by the Dozen”).
Comedy takes a look at a recent college grad who comes home and discovers that his parents have divorced — and realizes that he must now take care of his eccentric family.
Then there’s “Sally,” which Hester (“Drew Carey Show”) is exec producing, along with Conan O’Brien, A.J. Morewitz and Jeff Ross.
Project, which comes from NBC Universal TV and O’Brien’s Conaco shingle, centers on a middle-aged woman who gets a life makeover, and decides to get divorced and find a job.
(Josef Adalian contributed to this report.)