Abby Elliot gains a lead role in Fox Comedy Pilot
Friday, February 24, 2012
Abby Elliot may say bye to Saturday Night Live.
The actress has gained a lead role in Ben Fox is My Manny, the Fox comedy pilot from Dana Fox, a Couples Retreat scribe.
In this project, Elliot will be playing the role of a single mother who is assisted by her brother who moves in with her to help her in raising her baby.
The title character is described as a exaggerated version of Fox’s brother, Ben Fox.
Dana Fox has worked for What Happens in Vegas, and Adult Swim’s Children’s Hospital. She is repped by WME and Anonymous Content.
If Ben Fox gains success and becomes a series order, Elliott will depart Lorne Michaels’ NBC late-night sketch series Saturday Night Live for working on primetime slot at Fox.
Elliott joined SNL in 2008 and she is best known on SNL for her impersonations of Angelina Jolie, Glee’s Lea Michele, and New Girl’s Zooey Deschanel.
She joins the previously cast Maggie Jones and Echo Kellum in the single-camera project from 20th Television and Chernin Entertainment.
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