Tina Fey and Matt Hubbard‘s untitled FOX women’s university comedy has landed on a familiar face for a key role.
Cho will co-star in the series regular role of Laura Thibault, the president of Cabot College who made the tough decision to let men into the school. She’s described as a divisive figure on campus who does her best to be welcoming to the male freshmen, but often finds herself irritated by their antics.
The series also stars Bonnie Dennison (“Third Watch”) as Thena, a hard-core feminist sophomore who acts as leader of the population of Cabot College that doesn’t want men on campus. Jack Cutmore-Scott co-stars as Charlie Deckard, a wealthy Kennedy-type who enrolls at Cabot. Fortune Feimster (“Chelsea Lately”) and Brandon Jones (“CSI”) also co-star.
Production on the untitled series begins in March. “30 Rock” alum Hubbard wrote the script and executive producers with Fey, Robert Carlock and David Miner.
The new role won’t be taking Cho away from her work on “Drop Dead Diva.” She will continue to have a role on the Lifetime show’s upcoming sixth season.