It’s one for the history books for Lisa Vidal…
The 52-year-old Puerto Rican actress and Being Mary Jane star has joined the cast of the multi-camera/hybrid comedy History of Them, from One Day at a Time co-creator/executive producer Gloria Calderon-Kellett,
Vidal joins a cast that includes Felix Solis (Ten Days in the Valley), Amit Shah (The Hundred-Foot Journey), and female lead Ana Villafañe.
The project, from Sony Pictures Television and CBS Television Studios had a big production commitment and had been actively casting, also has been formally greenlighted to pilot.
Written by Kellett and to be directed by Pam Fryman, the semi-autobiographical History of Them is a multi-cultural (Latinx & white) ensemble that revolves around two friends, Luna (Villafañe) and Adam, and how they fell in love, using the couple’s social media (Instagram/Twitter/Facebook) as a guide.
Solis will portray Manny Reyes, Luna’s father who seems tough but is really a gentle sweetheart. He is conservative and religious.
Vidal will play Tatiana “Tati” Reyes, Luna’s mother who looks sweet but is unapologetic, loudmouthed and opinionated. Her husband Manny loves her fight and the two argue about politics all of the time, but they’ve been together forever and still love each other.
Shah will play Vikram Johar, a whip-smart and sarcastic doctor who basically has been adopted by the Reyes family. He’s been Luna’s best friend since high school, when his family moved in next door to the Reyes family.
History of Them marks Kellett’s return to CBS and to the hybrid comedy format. She began her writing career as a staff writer on the network’s hybrid comedy series How I Met Your Mother.
Vidal co-stars on the departing BET drama Being Mary Jane.