John Lithgow completed his one season run on Trial and Error and now it’s Kristin Chenoweth’s (The West Wing, Pushing Daisies) turn to take on a starring role in season two of NBC’s Trial & Error. The Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress has signed up to star in the second season of the half-hour comedy series from writers/executive producers Jeff Astrof and Matt Miller. Jeffrey Blitz is also involved as an executive producer and director.
Season two does not have a confirmed premiere date.
Season one of the comedy debuted on March 14, 2017 and starred John Lithgow as a poetry professor accused of murdering his wife. In season two, Kristin Chenoweth will play heiress Lavinia Peck-Foster, accused murderess.
Per NBC: “The first lady of East Peck is a larger-than-life grand dame — at least in her own mind. She is an eccentric heiress known for her flamboyant outfits, large hats and hairless cat, Fluffy, who has not left the confines of Peck Gardens in ages. Lavinia calls on Josh Segal and Associates — the team that got off Owl Murderer Larry Henderson — to defend her after she was found with her husband, Edgar, stuffed into a suitcase in the back of her car.”
“I’m excited to slip into a role that feels very right for me at this time,” said Chenoweth. “Plus, I’m surrounded by genius comedic actors and brilliant writing. I admire John Lithgow so much and want to make him proud by continuing what he began.”
“We are delighted to have such a comedic powerhouse join our show,” stated executive producer Jeff Astrof. “When we decided we were doing a murderess, we knew there could be only one person big enough to fill John Lithgow’s skates. She was our first choice all along and thankfully for us became available at the right time. Murdering and karaoke in East Peck will never be more fun.”
In addition to John Lithgow, the season one cast included Nicholas D’Agosto, Jayma Mays, Steven Boyer, Krysta Rodriguez, and Sherri Shepherd.