Tad Quill's multi-camera project will be directed by James Burrows and centers on Jack (Broderick), a recently widowed father who is raising his 12-year-old son and jumping back into the dating pool. Chenoweth will play Marnie, Jack's judgmental sister who works as a waitress.
Broderick, who currently stars as Jimmy Winter in Broadway's Nice Work If You Can Get It, took home Tony Awards for his performances in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Brighton Beach Memoirs. He was Tony-nominated for his performance in The Producers.
Chenoweth won the Tony Award in 1999 for her performance in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. She was nominated in 2004 for her performance in Wicked and has also been seen on Broadway in Steel Pier, Epic Proportions, The Apple Tree and Promises, Promises. The Emmy-winning actress is also known for her film and television work and was recently seen in the ABC series "GCB."
Quill's pilot will mark her return to CBS since her injury on the set of "The Good Wife."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.