TBS Forms 'Imperfect Union'

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TBS, which will roll out two original comedy series later this month, is getting to work on another project with the help of former "Will & Grace" star Eric McCormack.

McCormack is one of the executive producers of "Imperfect Union," a comedy pilot about the relationship between the head of a factory and the union's shop steward. The pilot had been cast-contingent, but the show has found its two leads and has received the green light to begin shooting.

Ashley Williams ("How I Met Your Mother") will play the union leader, according to The Hollywood Reporter, a character who's just inherited the job for her dad. Former "Less Than Perfect" regular Zachary Levi will play the new head of the factory, also taking over from his father.

Don Woodard and Tom Maxwell ("Just Shoot Me," "Family Guy") wrote the pilot and will executive produce with McCormack and Michael Forman.

Williams had a recurring part on "HIMYM" last season as a love interest for Ted (Josh Radnor). She starred in NBC's "Good Morning, Miami" a few seasons back and has also done guest arcs on "Huff" and "E-Ring."

"Imperfect Union" will be Levi's second straight TV gig concerning non-perfection. In addition to "Less Than Perfect," his credits include "Big Momma's House 2" and guest spots on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "The Division."

The project is McCormack's second foray into TV production with his company, Big Cattle. He also executive produced the semi-improvised Lifetime comedy "Lovespring International" earlier this year.

TBS will debut its first original scripted comedies, "My Boys" and "10 Items or Less," next week.

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