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NBC Pilots: Miranda Cosgrove Joins 'Girlfriend in a Coma', Minnie Driver Stars in 'About a Boy'

February 16, 2013 (2:21 am) GMT
The former 'iCarly' star will play Christina Ricci's daughter in 'Girlfriend in a Coma', while the 'Riches' alumna will portray the mother of the titular boy in 'About a Boy'.

After wrapping up her stint on Nickelodeon's "", will next be seen on network TV. The 19-year-old actress lands a role in NBC's comedy pilot "", based on Douglas Coupland's novel, which has already had in the cast lineup.

Cosgrove will play Evie, the 17-year-old daughter of Ricci's character. A small-town, overachieving loner, she finds her world turned upside down when her mother wakes up from a coma after almost two decades. Every hope she ever had of keeping her nose to the grindstone, saving money, and getting grades for an out-of-state college is thrown out the window.

In another NBC project, will make her return to TV with comedy pilot "". The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress will play an eccentric mother to Marcus, a boy who develops a friendship with an immature bachelor neighbor ().

The project is based on the book by Nick Hornby which was adapted into a film starring and in 2002. Should the comedy get picked up to series, it will mark Driver's first regular TV role since her show "The Riches" ended its run in 2008 on FX.

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