‘Bates Motel’ season 3: Current guest star joins CBS comedy pilot

Whether it be “Revolution” or her current part on “Bates Motel,” Tracy Spiridakos has taken on a variety of serious characters, with both of them either causing danger or being in some sort of danger. Don’t you think she deserves a chance or two to laugh now?

She apparently seems to feel the same way, based on some of the latest casting news that we are hearing now. Per a new report from Deadline, Spiridakos is set to appear in a CBS comedy pilot coming from “Modern Family” executive producer Dan O’Shannon and “Modern Family” writer Peter Warren. The story revolves around a group of friends and family members at three different points in their lives: Their pre-teen / teenage years, their mid-twenties, and then around their early forties. Adam Brody is going to co-star as Andrew, who crushed on Spiridakos’ Holly when the two were very young.

One of the intriguing parts of this pilot to us is that it is being directed by Pamela Fryman, otherwise known for her longtime role helming various episodes of “How I Met Your Mother” for CBS. She is the sort of person who can really depict characters in different time periods very well; we saw this often with the Josh Radnor sitcom, especially in the last season when time jumped all over the place during the wedding weekend for Barney and Robin.

At the moment, though, we’re not altogether confident in any one comedy on CBS making it to series. This looks like it is going to be a competitive year for the genre, with a variety of different ideas. To us, one of the most intriguing is the repilot of “Super Clyde,” a show that will feature a fast food worker trying to become a hero.

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