The Smart One Adds Malin Akerman and Jean Smart

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One of the most promising sitcom pilots of the season is rounding out its cast.

The Smart One - a single-camera comedy purchased by ABC and starring Portia de Rossi as Jude, an especially intelligent young woman - has added two actresses to the fold:

  1. Malin Akerman (Children's Hospital) will star opposite de Rossi as the dumber half of this sibling pair.
  2. Jean Smart (24, Hawaii Five-0) will portray the sisters' mother.

The Smart One is co-produced by de Rossi's real-life wife, Ellen DeGeneres.