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Weeds’ Mary Louise Parker May Be Coming Back To TV

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If there's one cable network that has really stepped up its game in the past few years, its FX. With Ryan Murphy continually producing new and exciting content for the network, as well as its success with anthology drama Fargo, FX has quickly become a go to destination for new and exciting TV programming. But the network seems open to new and exciting projects, one of which is a comedy pilot called Compliance. The half hour comedy is still in the early stages of development over at FX, but it's just nailed two major TV stars. The first of which is none other than Weeds' Mary Louise Parker.

Mary Louise Parker is currently set to star in the pilot of Compliance, which is hoping to get picked up to series on FX. The half hour comedy will focus on a private equity manager, and the compliance monitor assigned by the government. The latter will be played by Mary Louis Parker, who will no doubt bring her zany and unique presence to the project. And what's more, she's starring alongside a fellow Emmy winner.

According to THR, Mary Louise Parker will be joined in Compliance by acclaimed actor Courtney B. Vance. While originally known for projects like The Closer, Vance made major waves when he starred as Johnny Cochran in The People vs OJ Simpson, also on FX. That first season of American Crime Story was a major hit for the network, and Vance ended up winning an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. So it should come to no surprise that FX would want to get Vance involved in another TV series, hoping to win the lottery twice with the acclaimed actor.

Courtney B Vance as Johnny Cochran

While the majority of Compliance is a big mystery, the duo of Courtney B. Vance and Mary Louise Parker is one that any network could get behind. They're both bonafide TV stars in their own right, and seem like a fascinating pair to follow over the course of a half hour. And if the pilot can utilize their natural talents and respective charms, it should be easy to craft a compelling and quick comedy for them to shine in.

FX is no doubt hoping to have another comedy win on its schedule. While shows like Baskets and Archer are both popular and acclaimed, it seems like the network has far more dramas than comedies. Perhaps this is due to Ryan Murphy's partnership with the network, which includes a whopping four shows-- all of which are dramas. Between American Crime Story, American Horror Story, Feud and the upcoming series Pose, there are plenty of dramas to tune into. Now let's hope Compliance gets ordered to series.

CinemaBlend will be sure to update you on the future of Compliance. In the meantime, check out our midseason premiere list to plan your next binge watch, and our cancellation list to see if your favorite show got the chop last year.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.