Mull Joins ‘Ellen’ Amid Pilot Castings

Comedian Martin Mull has joined “Ellen, Again,” the upcoming comedy series for CBS from Artists Television Group, Mark Harmon (“Chicago Hope”) leads the cast of another ATG project, the comedy “No Ordinary Girl” for the WB Network, and “Boy Meets World” alumnus Will Friedle has been cast in the untitled Lisbe-Reger comedy pilot for UPN from Paramount Network Television.

In “Ellen,” which centers on an urbanite (Ellen DeGeneres) who moves home after her dot-com business fails, Mull will play Mr. Munn, DeGeneres’ old economics teacher who still teaches at her high school in Clark, La. Emily Rutherford also has joined the cast, which includes Cloris Leachman and Jim Gaffigan.