Trachtenberg goes to Washington in ABC comedy

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Michelle Trachtenberg is set as the female lead in an untitled ABC comedy pilot set in Washington, DC.

The story follows an aide (Eric Christian Olsen) to a Democratic senator who falls for the daughter (Trachtenberg) of his boss' arch nemesis. Buffy the Vampire Slayer alumna Trachtenberg was recently in theaters with Black Christmas.

In other pilot news:

Harold & Kumar star Kal Penn is heeding The Call, an ABC comedy pilot about a team of LA paramedics. Penn will play one of them, a hypochondriac and pessimist. Also cast is Kali Rocha (ABC's Grey's Anatomy) as the paramedics' boss. Penn recently appeared in Epic Movie and is wrapping Harold & Kumar 2.

Jeffrey Tambor has joined CBS's comedy pilot The Captain, which stars Fran Kranz as a young writer who moves into a historic Hollywood apartment building. Tambor will play a retired TV writer who lives in the building. His recent credits include the short-lived NBC sitcom Twenty Good Years and Fox's Arrested Development.

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