Christine Ebersole Joins Cast of Upcoming 'Retired at 35' Pilot
Tony award winner Christine Ebersole has landed a role on the upcoming pilot of the show "Retired at 35," which will premiere on TV Land. The show will star a host of actors including George Segal, Johnathan McClain, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Jere Burns, Matt Champagne, Faye DeWitt, Josh McDermott, Jessica Walter, Casey Wilson, and George Wyner.
"Retired at 35" follows a successful businessman, McClain, who decides to leave the rat race of New York City behind and move into his parents' Florida retirement home to reconnect with them, reevaluate his life and live the dream of retirement that so many are working towards. Segal will play the role of the father, who bonds with his son while showing him the glories of his newfound and liberated lifestyle. Ebersole will play one of Segal's love interests.
Christine Ebersole recently starred on Broadway in Blithe Spirit, and is a two-time Tony-Award winner for Grey Gardens and 42nd Street. The New York Times called her recent performance in the dual roles of Edith Bouvier Beale and "Little" Edie Beale in Grey Gardens as, "one of the most gorgeous performances ever to grace a musical." She has also garnered universal critical acclaim for her interpretation of beloved classics and standards in nightclubs across the country. In addition to stage, Christine Ebersole has delighted audiences with roles in films such as "Tootsie" and "Amadeus," and her television career includes cast roles in "Royal Pains," "Saturday Night Live" and "One Life to Live."
Recently seen on the popular HBO series "Entourage," and in ABC's "Pushing Daisies," Segal starred for seven seasons as Jack Gallo in the NBC ensemble comedy "Just Shoot Me." On the big screen, he was an Oscar-nominee for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and also starred in "A Touch of Class," "The Owl and The Pussycat" with Barbra Streisand and "Fun with Dick and Jane" with Jane Fonda. He also starred on Broadway in "Art," "Rattle of a Simple Man" and "Gideon."
Chris Case ("Reba," "Spin City") is the writer for "Retired at 35" and Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis ("Rita Rocks," "Reba," "Titus") are the executive producers.
"Retired at 35" is in development for 2010 for TV Land PRIME along with the premieres of "Everybody Loves Raymond" and the reality series "High School Reunion," "First Love, Second Chance" and "She's Got the Look." TV Land PRIME is the network's primetime programming block designed to appeal to the attitudes, life stage and interests of people in their 40s.