Christina Anthony, Ray Santiago, and Melanie J. Newby have joined NBC’s upcoming comedy pilot Non-Evil Twin as series regulars opposite Amber Ruffin.
Also written by Ruffin and Kenny Smith, Non-Evil Twin centers around Ruffin’s character, who is forced to take over her sister’s role as the head of a Fortune 500 company, despite her lack of business knowledge and familiarity with her sister’s management style.
Anthony joins as Angie’s assistant and ardent supporter, Christina, who believes she’s the smartest person in the room and is easily irritated by others. Santiago will portray Tony, the well-meaning but brutally honest marketing VP dismissed by Angie but embraced by Amber. And Melanie J. Newby will play Amy, Angie’s tough-as-nails vegan cellmate, who refuses to put Angie on a pedestal and instead prefers to bring her down.
Ruffin will also executive produce the multi-camera pilot alongside her writing partner Jenny Hagel. NBC has been actively ordering comedy pilots, including the recently announced St. Denis Medical, a mockumentary-style workplace comedy from Justin Spitzer and Eric Ledgin, creators of Superstore and American Auto.
Ruffin’s pilot comes as her own late-night show, The Amber Ruffin Show, has scaled back to occasional specials instead of weekly episodes.
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