Hey, look! Friend to this blog and former Angry Reader of the Week, comedian/actress/writer Ali Wong has been cast as a series regular in the ABC comedy pilot The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport.
'Four Stars' CBS Pilot Casts Ashley Zukerman; Ali Wong In ABC's 'Second Fattest Housewife'
The single-camera comedy pilot revolves around "a (slightly) larger, strong-willed mother raising her flawed family of three in a wealthy town filled with 'perfect' wives and their 'perfect' offspring."
Ali will play Doris, "a responsible and hands-on mother who cares about things like throwing large Easter egg hunts and sending out the right Christmas cards. She doesn't fit in with the Westport Mombots, but they consistently abuse her good nature when they need help of any kind."
For the last two seasons, Ali has been a staff writer on Fresh Off The Boat. (She wrote the season two episode "We Done Son," in which Eddie gets a job working for rapper DMX.) I'm guessing she won't be working that gig much longer if this pilot gets picked up.
Ali also has a one-hour stand-up comedy special coming up on Netflix, which, if I remember correctly, she shot last September while she was seven months pregnant. Damn, that's what I call hustle.