Ryan Michelle Bathe has been cast opposite Romany Malco in the semi-autobiographical comedy based on his Think Like A Man co-star Kevin Hart’s life and stand-up material, which ABC ordered a pilot for last month.
The comedy will give audiences a candid look at the life of a couple after their divorce, as they try to rebuild their relationship as friends, for the sake of their children.
Bathe replaces the Amber Stevens to play the reconceived character, Mandy (previously known as Mircea), Derek’s (Romany Malco) post-divorce girlfriend, who’s described as an optimist who may have gone over her skis when she encourages Derek to make peace with his ex-wife, played by Love That Girl‘s Bresha Webb.
The project hails from the writers and producers of Community and Scrubs, Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan.
Hart isn’t expected to appear in the series, although an occasional guest-spot may not be out of the question (assuming the series is picked up after the pilot is made).
Hart will exec produce along with 3 Arts’ Dave Becky, Goldman, and Donovan.