March 03, 2010 12:00 PM by Nancy Floyd
American Idol alum Katharine McPhee is returning to television, only this time she won’t be competing, she’ll be acting! The singer recently landed a job on a newÂ NBC pilot called “The Pink House.” Keep reading for more details on her small screen starring role…
Katharine McPhee, runner-up on season 5 ofÂ American Idol, is shifting her sights to acting. The singer, who has appeared in small roles in the filmÂ The House Bunny and TV dramaÂ CSI: NY, will be starring in a newÂ NBC comedy titled “The Pink House.” The show centers on two Midwesterners,Â John “Fitz” Fitzgerald and Rob “Bernie” Burnett, who relocate to Los Angeles to live on the beach and try to land their dream jobs. TheÂ American Idol star will play Emily, a Midwestern gal struggling to fit in with the LA scene who befriends the guys.
The show’s concept was pitched toÂ NBC by Conaco, the production company owned by late-night funny man, Conan O’Brien. While the male leads have yet to be cast, it’s been confirmed that Katharine McPhee has signed on. TheÂ American Idol runner-up will get to display her comedy acting chops this week on an new episode ofÂ NBC‘s Community where she’ll play stepdaughter to Chevy Chase and potential love interest to Joel McHale.
In January, McPhee said,Â ”Acting is still a huge focus for me. I still meet with my acting coach, regardless of whether I have auditions. I just want to keep growing so that when a part comes along that Iâ€™m meant to play, Iâ€™ll be prepared. Itâ€™s just a matter of time until I find the right project.” Could The Pink House be the right project for the formerÂ American Idol star? Only time will tell.
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