“Angel From Hell” is quickly shaping up to be one of our favorite comedy pilots of the 2015-16 season; it’s at least up there with Danny Pudi’s NBC show and the return of “Super Clyde,” and this is turning out to be our favorite comedy field in years.
This comedy previously scored Jane Lynch following the end of “Glee,” and she will play a woman in Amy who claims to be a “guardian angel” of Allison, a perfectionist who is very leery at the idea of someone actually being there to help her. What makes this so complicated is that most of the predictions of Amy end up coming true, giving her a little bit more credence. It’s somewhat supernatural, but not so much that it will dissuade genre haters from tuning in.
Now, we know officially who is going to be playing the part of Allison: None other than “Psych” alum and another personal favorite Maggie Lawson. In addition to spending eight years as detective Juliet O’Hara on the USA comedy / mystery show, she starred in the short-lived “Back in the Game” and recurred heavily on the final season of “Two and a Half Men” as Louis’ social worker Ms. McMartin. This gives her a chance to do something very different, and the pairing with Lynch seems to be a great one given that these roles should play to each person’s strength.
One other reason we’re excited for this? Tad Quill is writing the pilot, and he is known for his work on “Scrubs,” a show that happens to be one of our ten favorite comedies of all time.
We’ll see how the rest of production for this show goes, but let us know in the comments what you think about Lawson’s casting! Also, sign up if you want to acquire some further TV news on everything we cover, courtesy of our CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: CBS.)