*Whoopi Goldberg is about to get two paychecks from ABC.
The network, already a co-host on the network’s daytime talk show “The View,” will also co-star in ABC’s comedy pilot “Delores & Jermaine,” reports Variety.
The multi-camera comedy, based on the life of comedian Jermaine Fowler, follows a millennial (Fowler) who moves in with his strict estranged grandmother (Goldberg), a football-loving former cop who needs her grandson’s youthful enthusiasm just as much as he needs her parenting.
The casting comes at a time of major behind-the-scenes changes on “The View,” where she has served as moderator since 2007 and is still under contract for another year.
If the pilot is ordered to series, Variety reports that Goldberg will continue her duties on both ABC shows. “Delores & Jermaine” will film in New York City where the comedienne lives and already works on “The View.”
Goldberg will also serve as an exec producer with her partner Tom Leonardis on the ABC Studios project, which will schedule production around “The View,” if ordered to series.