Back in August, we reported that Guy Code and Benders co-star, and New York City stand up Chris Distefano had locked in a sitcom deal with CBS. While not much more information has come out about the show since then, we are starting to see the cast come together. It was just announced that Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin co-star Diane Guerrero has been cast as the show’s female lead, Izzy.
Distefano is based on a concept written by Distefano, of course, alongside How I Met Your Mother creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays. The show will follow the story of Chris (Distefano) and Izzy (Guerrero), who have a newborn daughter together. The young and madly-in-love couple must battle not with each other, but with their overbearing families — his Italian, hers Colombian American. Distefano’s meddling Irish Catholic mother, Helen, will be played by Annie Potts of Ghostbusters fame. The show is based on his stand up, and his real life family.