Cybill Shepherd is set to star in the upcoming Vanessa Bayer-helmed Showtime pilot I Love This For You
Cybill Shepherd has been tapped to star in the upcoming Showtime comedy pilot ‘I Love This For You.’
The actress is set to lead alongside Molly Shannon and Vanessa Bayer, who is also the co-creator of the show.
The semi-autobiographical half-hour pilot is centered around a character who overcomes a disease and aims to achieve success as a home shopping channel host.
New opportunities: Cybill Shepherd is set to star in an upcoming comedy pilot for Showtime titled ‘I Love This For You’; the actress is seen here in 2019
According to Deadline, the series will also be helmed by former Saturday Night Live writer Jeremy Bailer, and former Inside Amy Schumer writer Jessi Klein will serve as the new showrunner.
Shepherd, 70, is slated to portray Patricia Kunken, an aloof and enigmatic CEO of a widely popular home shopping network.
This is not the actress’ first foray into television, as she previously was the star of her own hugely popular sitcom entitled Cybill, which aired from 1995 until 1998.
For her work on the Chuck Lorre-created sitcom, Shepherd received an Emmy nomination for Best Actress; the show garnered twelve Emmy nominations in total, among other accolades.
A major role: Shepherd is set to portray an enigmatic CEO of a home shopping network
The Alice actress also starred alongside Bruce Willis in Moonlighting, a widely successful detective dramedy that aired between 1985 and 1989; the show gained 40 Emmy nominations, of which it won seven.
Shepherd portrayed Madelyn ‘Maddie’ Hayes, a former model thrust into the world of private detective work.
The actress is also known for her long-spanning film career, which began with her breakout role in The Last Picture Show, where she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress.
She was cast in the role after director Peter Bogdanovich saw a photo of her on the cover of an issue of Glamour.
Big names: Attached to the project are Vanessa Bayer, former SNL writer Jeremy Bailer, and former Inside Amy Schumer writer Jessi Klein, among others
Getting awards: The At Long Last Love actress was nominated for an Emmy award for her work on the sitcom Cybill; she is seen in 2019
The actress later took on high-profile roles in films such as The Heartbreak Kid, Daisy Miller, and Taxi Driver.
Shepherd went back and forth between film and TV roles, and began to appear in more recent programs including The Client List, Psych, and The L Word.
In 2018, she reunited with her Moonlighting costar at the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis.
Keeping busy: Shepherd has transitioned between film and TV roles throughout her career; she is seen in August 2019