Kyra Sedgwick returns to television with a starring role in the ABC comedy ...

Kyra Sedwick is making her return to the small screen with a leading role in the ABC comedy pilot My Village.

The 54-year-old actress has signed on to star in the multi-cam comedy pilot, after lengthy negotiations, according to Deadline. 

The pilot is written by Kari Lizer, who created the Julia Louis-Dreyfus ABC sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine, which ran for five seasons from 2006 to 2010.

Kyra's new role: Kyra Sedwick is making her return to the small screen with a leading role in the ABC comedy pilot My Village

Kyra's new role: Kyra Sedwick is making her return to the small screen with a leading role in the ABC comedy pilot My Village

The show will follow and empty-nest mom, Jean Raines (Sedgwick), who finds herself wondering how she ended up alone while her kids live their best lives in Los Angeles.

Fed up with having her texts ignored and blocked from their Facebook feeds, she re-inserts herself back into their lives, as they realize they may need her more than they once thought. 

Raines is described as 'earthy, unfiltered and emotional,' who is also coming off the unexpected loss of her husband.

Empty nest: The show will follow and empty-nest mom, Jean Raines (Sedgwick), who finds herself wondering how she ended up alone while her kids live their best lives in Los Angeles

Empty nest: The show will follow and empty-nest mom, Jean Raines (Sedgwick), who finds herself wondering how she ended up alone while her kids live their best lives in Los Angeles

The mother was born and raised in Iowa, and is not said to be a 'natural fit' for life in Los Angeles, though most people confide in her, except her own children.

She is also said to be a, 'fierce defender of her family and will stop at nothing to protect her connection to them.'

Lizer wrote the pilot and will executive produce

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