Pilots: ABC Comedies Sign Itzin, Yasbeck
'24' ex-president claims 'Corner Office'
The veteran actor is among several folks joining comedies at the Alphabet, including Amy Yasbeck ("Wings") and Rachel Boston ("American Dreams"), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Itzin will play a high-level executive in the comedy "Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office," about the struggles of the titular nice girl (Jayma Mays, "Heroes") in the corporate world. He earned an Emmy nod last year for his role as the oily President Charles Logan on FOX's "24" and reprised the part in recent weeks, although Logan's life appeared to be at least a little bit in jeopardy by the end of Monday's episode.
Although he's done primarily dramatic work in recent years, including appearances on "Star Trek: Enterprise" and "Judging Amy," Itzin has a number of comedy credits under his belt. He's appeared on "Friends" (as Paul Rudd's father), "Night Court," "Caroline in the City" and Comedy Central's "Strip Mall." Early in his career, he had a small role in the movie "Airplane!"
Also at ABC, Yasbeck and Boston have signed on to an untitled comedy about a local TV news department in Phoenix. Yasbeck, who co-starred in FOX's "Life on a Stick" a couple of seasons ago, will play a co-anchor of the newscast, while Boston, who has guested on "Grey's Anatomy" and "Crossing Jordan" this season, will play a go-getting young producer.