Molly Shannon Joins Comedy Pilot “Big Deal”

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Showtime casts Molly Shannon in its comedy pilot Big Deal

The Saturday Night Live alum has been tapped to star in the half-hour comedy pilot opposite previously announced lead Vanessa Bayer. 

According to Variety, Bayer is set to play a character who overcame childhood leukemia to achieve her lifelong dream of landing a job as a successful home shopping channel host. Shannon will star as Jackie, the charismatic, popular host at the network.

Big Deal was first ordered to pilot last November. Should it get picked up to series, Shannon will be a full-fledged series regular.

Shannon’s other TV credits include Will & Grace, Divorce and The Other Two.