×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Kristin Chenoweth to Star in Comedy Series in Development at Disney Plus

Kristin Chenoweth is set to star in a single-camera comedy series currently in the works at Disney Plus.

Titled “The Biggest Star in Appleton,” Chenoweth will star as Carol Dannhauser, a Wisconsin mom and waitress. She finds her deepest joy in life in her starring roles at the local community theater. But her position as the town star is threatened when a struggling New York chorus girl moves back home.

Chenoweth will executive produce in addition to starring. Paul Rudnick will write and executive produce, with Dan Jinks attached to executive produce. 20th Century Fox Television will produce.

Chenoweth and Jinks previously worked together on the ABC comedy series “Pushing Daisies,” for which Chenoweth won an Emmy in 2009 for best supporting actress. She also recently starred in the second season of the NBC comedy “Trial & Error,” and has lent her voice to the critically-acclaimed Netflix animated series “BoJack Horseman.” Her other TV roles include “Glee,” “GCB,” and “The West Wing.”

She is repped by ICM, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Schreck Rose.

Disney Plus officially launched in November. In addition to a wide range of library content from across the Disney portfolio, the service launched with the original series “The Mandalorian,” the first live-action “Star Wars” show, as well as a scripted “High School Musical” series. The service also offers original unscripted content such as “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” and “The Imagineering Story.”

More TV

  • Brockmire IFC Hank Azaria

    'Brockmire' to End With Season 4 on IFC

    IFC has announced that the fourth season of “Brockmire,” premiering March 2020, will be the Hank Azaria comedy’s last. As well as Azaria, the show’s stars Amanda Peet, Tyrel Jackson Williams and Katie Finneran are all returning for the final eight-episode send off.  Additionally, “The Flash” star Reina Hardesty is joining the cast. “I really [...]

  • Tamron HallRolling Stone's Women Shaping The

    Tamron Hall Talk Show Renewed for Second Season

    Tamron Hall is staying put in daytime syndication now that Walt Disney Television has renewed her eponymous talk show for a second season. “Tamron Hall” has been re-upped for a second season on stations covering 80% of U.S. TV households, including the eight ABC O&O stations covering New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and other big [...]

  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Renewed for Season 4 at Amazon

    “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” has been renewed for a fourth season at Amazon, Variety has learned. The news comes less than a week after the third season debuted, with the whole season dropping on the streamer on Dec. 6. The move comes as now surprise, however, given the critical success the show has enjoyed since [...]

  • Audra McDonald/Geena Davis

    Geena Davis and Audra McDonald to Be Honored at 35th Annual Artios Awards

    Geena Davis and Audra McDonald will be honored by the Casting Society of America (CSA) at the 35th Annual Artios Awards, the organization announced Thursday. Oscar winner and advocate Geena Davis will receive the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement at the Los Angeles ceremony. Emmy, Grammy and Tony winner McDonald will be honored with [...]

  • Netflix Releases Explosive Final Trailer For

    Netflix Releases Explosive Final Trailer For 'The Witcher'

    Only eight days away from the series’ release, Netflix dropped the final trailer for its highly anticipated eight-episode first season of “The Witcher.” Best on Andrzej Sapkowski’s bestselling fantasy series of books, “The Witcher” stars Henry Cavill (“Justice League”) as monster hunter Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan (“The War of the Worlds”) as the young [...]

  • Orlando Bloom

    Orlando Bloom Sets First-Look Deal With Amazon

    “Carnival Row” star Orlando Blook has inked a first-look deal with Amazon, Variety has learned. Under the deal, Bloom will develop television and film projects for Prime Video. Bloom currently stars on Amazon’s “Carnival Row” alongside Cara Delevigne. The series premiered back in August and was renewed for a second season ahead of the series premiere. The [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content