Melanie Griffith lands a role in new ABC comedy pilot

 Actress Melanie Griffith is lined up to co-star in a new ABC comedy pilot series.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 08, 2015, 09:26 AM IST

Los Angeles: Actress Melanie Griffith is lined up to co-star in a new ABC comedy pilot series.

The 57-year-old actress' new role will mark her first series regular status since 'Twins' ended in 2006, reported Deadline.

Previously titled The Brainy Bunch, based on the book of the same name by Kip and Mona Lisa Harding, the comedy pilot follows Kip Mitchell and his wife, Mona Lisa, as they reach the conclusion that that they may have raised their children to be too smart.

Griffith will play Celeste, a former pageant queen and Mona Lisa's mother, who invites her daughter's family to live with her.

The casting news marks Griffith's return to television following recent recurring roles on Fox comedy 'Raising Hope' and CBS' 'Hawaii Five-0'.

Most recently, Griffith made a special appearance on 'Saturday Night Live' alongside ex-husband Don Johnson in the episode hosted by her daughter, 'Fifty Shades of Grey' star Dakota Johnson.