According to Deadline, stage veteran Daniel Stern has signed on to join Christina Ricci in NBC's upcoming pilot GIRLFRIEND IN A COMA from Universal TV.
The series comes from NURSE JACKIE's co-creator Liz Brixius and follows "a woman (Ricci) who was in a coma for many years and unexpectedly comes out of the coma to find she has a 17-year-old daughter," the site confirms. Stern will play Ricci's father on the show.
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In 1979, Stern made his movie debut as Cyril in Breaking Away. His breakthrough role as an actor came in Barry Levinson's Diner. He had another early film role in the 1984 horror film C.H.U.D., as The Soup kitchen C.H.U.D. hunter. He most recently appeared on Broadway in THE OTHER PLACE.
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