Rita Moreno is joe momma…
The 83-year-old Puerto Rican actress, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award at last year’s SAG Awards, has landed a series regular role in CBS’ comedy pilot Joe Time.
The project centers on Joe (Steven Weber), a family man who struggles with the fact that everyone around him is pursuing their dreams and enjoying their lives more than he is.
Moreno will play Judy, Joe’s (Weber) mom. She’s in love with her husband Mitch, and also preoccupied with physical fitness and her amazing personal trainer.
Moreno, one of an elite group of performers who have won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony and a Grammy in their careers, was recently cast as Jane’s (Gina Rodriguez) grandmother on the CW’s hit telenovela-inspired series Jane the Virgin.
She has earned two Emmys for her guest appearances on The Rockford Files and the Muppet Show and also co-starred on the TV Land comedy series Happily Divorced.