Los Angeles, Jan 30 (PTI) Vanessa Williams has been tapped in to headline new comedy at ABC, titled “Happy Accident”. Also Read - Michael Jackson estate sues HBO for USD 100 million over 'Leaving Neverland'

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Disney-owned pilot will see Williams star opposite “Veep” actor Matt Walsh. Also Read - Chris Hemsworth to play Hulk Hogan in new Netflix film

The potential series comes from “Modern Family” writers Jon Pollack and Abraham Higginbotham, who will executive produce alongside pilot director Kat Coiro. Also Read - Kevin Costner, Diane Lane to star in suspense thriller 'Let Him Go'

The plot revolves around two families in Pittsburgh – a father (Walsh) with three adult daughters and a hotel lounge singer with her med student son – who are forced together after a decades-old secret is revealed.

The actor-recording artiste will play Sheri, the lounge singer, who is described as a gorgeous diva with no money who had a regional hit in the late ’80s but acts as if she’s performing at Lincoln Center every night. Her son is most important to her in life – but her career comes a close second.

The role brings Williams back to ABC where she starred on the hit “Ugly Betty” and followed it up with horror thriller “666 Park Avenue”.

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