NBC Recruits Jane Lynch for "Relatively Happy" Pilot to Play One Awesome Role

Though "Relatively Happy" producers Matt Mutchnick and Jeff Astrof originally planned to have the role of character Bobbi Martin be played by a man, they quickly realized that MAKER Jane Lynch of "Glee" fit the part best.

So Martin, "a fast-living, Scotch-drinking, three-piece-suit-wearing, womanizing divorce attorney," will make an appearance in the 30-minute pilot as none other than Lynch herself.

According to Variety, the show "follows adult siblings... who wind up living together for the first time since they were kids after one of them suffers a big loss."

The brother Henry, played by Jon Rudnitsky of "Saturday Night Live," and sister Heather, played by Genevieve Angelson of "Good Girls Revolt," "become each other's wingmen, shoulders to cry on, best friends and punching bags as they navigate love, loss and work while helping to get each other 'un-stuck.'"

In the pilot, Martin (Lynch), who plays Henry's boss, also becomes his "mentor and 'father' figure."

The show is still in pre-production.

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