The actress will also be an executive producer of "The Biggest Star in Appleton."
Kristin Chenoweth is headed to Disney+. The actress will star in and executive produce a comedy series called The Biggest Star in Appleton that's in the early stages of development at the streaming platform.
The single-camera comedy comes from 20th Century Fox TV, part of Disney Television Studios, and creator Paul Rudnick (In & Out, Addams Family Values). The potential series would center on Carol Dannhauser (Chenoweth), a mother, wife and waitress in Appleton, Wisconsin, who gets her deepest satisfaction from small-town stardom at her community theater.
Her status is threatened, however, when a struggling New York chorus girl moves back home with dreams of her own. Rudnick, Chenoweth and Dan Jinks (Milk, American Beauty) will executive produce. The project is a reunion for Chenoweth and Jinks, who was an EP of ABC's Pushing Daisies, for which Chenoweth won an Emmy in 2009. Jinks and Rudnick previously worked together on TV Land pilot I Shudder.