Deadline is reporting that The Closer star Kyra Sedgwick has signed on to ABC comedy pilot My Village.
From Kari Lizer (The New Adventures of Old Christine), My Village follows an empty-nester mom who takes the sudden quiet around her house harder than expected. Left wondering how she ended up alone, she decides to pack up her life and reinsert herself into the lives of her adult children, who live thousands of miles away. Initially annoyed at the lack of space given to them by their mother, her children soon realize that they needed her more than they thought.
Sedgwick will play Jean Raines, an earthy and unfiltered Iowan still reeling from the recent loss of her husband. Jean isn’t a natural fit in Los Angeles, but she’s bound and determined to protect her connection with her family, so she’s willing to give living there a shot if it means she can be closer to her kids.
My Village is one of several comedy pilots in contention at ABC for next season, joining Adopted, about a Green Beret who’s family adopts a young Russian boy; Home Economics, centering on three siblings from three socioeconomic classes; Prospect, which follows a young woman who moves to the frontier to teach school; Valley Trash, about a blue collar family whose daughter gets into a Los Angeles private school; Work Wife, inspired by the relationship between Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest; and an untitled comedy from Emily Kapnek about a teenage girl whose life is turned upside down when she discovers a family secret.
In addition to her role on the TNT procedural, Sedgwick’s television credits include Ten Days in the Valley, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Corporate.