Rosie O'Donnell joins Showtime's comedy pilot 'SMILF'

Showtime is setting the cast for their comedy "SMILF," which is based on Frankie Shaw's short film that won over the Sundance Film Festival last year, and will star Shaw who is writing, producing and directing the autobiographical pilot.

Rosie O'Donnell has joined the cast as a series regular, along with guest stars that include Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman, newcomer Kyle Vincent Terry and "Quantico's" Graham Rogers.

"SMILF" takes a raw look at a single, 20-something whose desires for relationships, sex, and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood.

O'Donnell will play Tutu, Bridgette's (Shaw) mother, who is unapologetically herself and completely oblivious to social convention. Despite her troubled upbringing in the projects of Southie, she shows up for her daughter and grandson as best as she possibly can — which isn't always up to Bridgette's standards.

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