Jane Kaczmarek Joins Cast of USA's Upcoming Comedy PLAYING HOUSE

Jane Kaczmarek Joins Cast of USA's Upcoming Comedy PLAYING HOUSE

Jane Kaczmarek is heading to USA.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former manic mother on MALCOM IN THE MIDDLE has boarded USA's upcoming single-camera comedy PLAYING HOUSE, inspired by the real-life friendship between Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham.

On PLAYING HOUSE, when mother to-be Maggie (Parham) asks her single and career-driven best friend Emma (St. Clair) to return home from her job overseas to attend her baby shower, she has no idea what's truly in store.

Kaczmarek will play the mother of Emma (St. Clair), a "perfectly coiffed and extremely opinionated mother who finds herself in the midst of a midlife renaissance -- writing beat poetry, wearing open-toed sandals and discovering the joys of frozen yogurt."

Parham and St. Clair co-wrote the presentation and will executive produce the series along with Scot Armstrong ("The Hangover: Part II") and Ravi Nandan ("Animal Practice") of American Work.

The series is from Universal Cable Productions and American Work.

Kaczmarek is well known for her work on stage, and on television. She starred for seven seasons on FOX TV's Malcolm in the Middle, earning seven consecutive Emmy Award nominations along the way. Other television work includes Raising the Bar, The Middle, Whitney, Wilfred, Felicity, Equal Justice, Paper Chase: The Second Year, Party of Five, Frasier, The Practice, St. Elsewhere, and Hill Street Blues. On stage, Kaczmarek most recently starred in David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People at The Geffen Playhouse, for which she is an Ovation Award nominee this year. She starred in Dinner With Friends and Raised in Captivity at South Coast Rep, and won an Ovation Award for her performance in Kindertransport at the Tiffany Theater in West Hollywood. Kaczmarek has appeared on Broadway, as well as in plays at the Manhattan Theatre Club, The Public Theater, Second Stage, Long Wharf, and the Berkshire and Williamstown Theatre Festivals, among others.

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