Amahzing News: Retta Will Co-Star in Casey Wilson's New Sitcom Hail Mary

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You can take the girl out of fictional local government, but you can’t take the fictional local government out of the girl. Retta—who co-starred on all seven seasons of Parks and Recreation as Donna Meagle—has been cast in Hail Mary, a new ABC sitcom about a mayor (Casey Wilson) who fakes a miracle to get her town back on track.

The Hollywood Reporter goes into further detail, explaining:

Based on the Austrian Broadcasting Corp. series Braunschlag, created by David Schalko, the single-camera comedy centers on a young small-town mayor named Mary Wolf (Happy Endings star Casey Wilson) who has dysfunctional siblings, a dying father, disgruntled citizens, a nearly bankrupt town and the mafia breathing down her neck. Only a miracle can help her — so she fakes one.


Retta, who reportedly “fielded multiple pilot offers this season,” will play Mary’s best friend, Ruthie. The actress/comedian also recently appeared on Wilson’s delightfully tart podcast Bitch Sesh (co-hosted alongside Danielle Schneider) to discuss the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. (Yes, it’s like someone took all the best things in the world and threw them all together.)

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scowly brow spinster

Retta is so great and was woefully underutilized in Parks and Rec.

Donna Meagle was my favorite character on the show & “The Pawnee Rangers” episode with the “Treat Yo Self” subplot was my favorite show by far.

So, I will check this new thing out, because more Retta!

(I cannot stomach the Girlfriends Guide to Divorce, even tho I know she joined the cast a while back, I could not watch.)