Amanda Bynes is set to play a grown-up role on television — and nothing says “welcome to adulthood” like getting fired.
The former Nickelodeon star has joined the cast of ABC’s comedy pilot Canned, about a group of friends who all get sacked on the same day. The latest round of pilot casting also includes Arrested Development patriarch Jeffrey Tambor joining Lauren Graham in The Bridget Show, Matthew Davis in the ABC drama Limelight and Majandra Delfino in the network’s Britcom adaptation Pulling.
Canned will be the second network sitcom for Bynes, after The WB’s What I Like About You. She’ll be playing a hard-working girl named Sarabeth who gets fired from her office job in a corporate shakeup,
The Hollywood Reporter says. The show’s other firees include Tim Peper, Stephanie Lemelin and Baron Vaughn.
Bynes most recently co-starred in the Lifetime movie Living Proof. Her feature credits include Hairspray, She’s the Man and What a Girl Wants.
The Bridget Show stars Graham as a former TV relationship guru who tries to restart her career after her own relationship crumbles. Tambor will play her business manager.
Limelight is a Fame-like drama about the students and faculty at a performing-arts school. Davis (What About Brian) will play a lead role as a teacher who becomes the school’s artistic director.
In Pulling, Delfino (Roswell) will play one of two roommates (Mary Elizabeth Ellis is the other) who take in their friend (Lindsay Sloane) after she breaks off her engagement.