Sleepy Hollow star Janina Gavankar is staying in business with Fox and has joined the network’s untitled comedy pilot from writer/executive producer/star Erin Foster.
Loosely based on Foster’s life, the project formerly working under the title Daddy Issues revolves around Andi (single, 30-something), who refuses to settle down, and her friendship with her playboy dad (Don Johnson). Andi’s world is turned upside down when she discovers her dad’s fallen in love with her best friend.
Gavankar will play Andi’s best friend, Sasha. Described as smart and funny, she and Andi tell one another everything… Except for the fact that Sasha recently started dating Andi’s father.
New Girl creator Liz Meriwether will also executive produce with Oly Obst and Josh Lieberman.
Gavankar joined Sleepy Hollow in Season 4 following the exit of the show’s original female lead, Nicole Beharie, after three seasons. She’s repped by APA, Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson LLP.
Linda Ge | TV Editor