Two well-known faces are about to come together in a new multi-camera comedy on TBS. According to Deadline on April 7, Ashley Tisdale and George Wendt will co-star together in a new David Kohan and Max Mutchnick comedy pilot that is set in a barbershop of all places. It also stars “Orange is the New Black” actress Lauren Lapkus.
The untitled pilot is about a group of former high school kids who came from different circles, but all end up working together at Buzzy’s Barbershop in the town they grew up in, Charlestown, Mass. Although their dreams seem to lie in the big city of Boston, they will make do with their current lives and loves in their hometown. Kohan and Mutchnick is the team behind “Will and Grace” that became a classic hit after lasting for eight seasons.
Wendt, who is well-known for his role as Norm Peterson in the classic show “Cheers,” will play the role of Buzzy. Even though he is no longer the owner of the barbershop, it sounds like he will grace the workplace with his presence since he loves a good conversation. However, he is said to be an incurable gambler. The actor has had various guest roles on different shows including “Hot in Cleveland” and most recently reuniting with his “Cheers” co-star, Kirstie Alley, in her new sitcom on TV Land.
Tisdale is best known for her role as Sharpay Evans in Disney’s “High School Musical,” and later starred in The CW series, “Hellcats.” This time around she will play the role of Danni, who works as a barber at the shop. She is said to be sexy without even trying, but also just one of the guys. Lapkus will star as the shop's optimistic receptionist, Joy.
This sounds like an interesting combination of actors. With the “Cheers” alum headlining this show, it is bound to bring back some fond memories of the Norm Peterson days. Maybe we will hear the shout of ‘Buzz’ when he walks through the barbershop doors. Of course, it just wouldn’t be the same, but it might be kind of fun.
What do you think of the match up of George Wendt and Ashley Tisdale in this new TBS pilot?