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Miranda Cosgrove joins NBC’s ‘Coma’ pilot

Nick alum to co-star with Christina Ricci in Dick Wolf laffer

Miranda Cosgrove has been tapped to co-star in NBC’s Dick Wolf comedy “Girlfriend in a Coma.”

Project, based on the book by Douglas Coupland, centers on Karen (Christina Ricci), a woman who comes out of a long coma only to realize she has a 17-year-old daughter from a pregnancy she was not aware of. Cosgrove, a Nickelodeon vet, will play Evie, Karen’s daughter, whose world is turned upside down when her mom wakes up from the coma.

Wolf is exec producing “Girlfriend in a Coma” alongside Liz Brixius, Danielle Gelber and Peter Jankowski. Brixius penned the pilot.

“Coma” marks Wolf’s first foray in comedy after decades in the procedural realm with his “Law & Order” franchise on the Peacock. Move into the comedy space is credited to Gelber, head of development at Wolf Films, who has a track record with laffers after working on Showtime’s “Weeds,” “Episodes” and “The Big C” during her tenure at the pay cabler under now-NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. Gelber jumped on the rights to the “Coma” book, setting into motion Wolf Films’ first half-hour scripted comedy.

Cosgrove, who rose to fame on Nick’s “iCarly,” can be seen in “Despicable Me 2” this summer. She is repped by WME, Anonymous Content and Gang Tyre.

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