It’s enjoyable when Mandy Moore pops back into the public eye every once in a while, mostly because she actually seems like a pretty nice person. Moore’s latest venture into the spotlight will give the singer/actress her first regular role on a (potential) television series. ABC has ordered a pilot for Us and Them, a single-camera sitcom about a newly married couple (Moore and a yet uncast gentleman) at odds with their troublesome families.
Mandy Moore isn’t the only recognizable name attached to this project. Writing the pilot is Bob Fischer, who cowrote Wedding Crashers—pretty optimistic—and directing will be Shawn Levy, who recently added Real Steel to a resume that already included the Night at the Museum movies and Date Night.
So, with a pop singer with a history of some memorable walks, a screenwriter responsible for a quick-witted, sex-centric modern classic, and a director with rapidly increasing prominence behind this project, it’s fair to assume that ABC won’t be stopping with the pilot.