Kimee Balmilero, Tess Paras and Jason Rogel have joined the pilot for the single-camera comedy series “Josep” from comedian Jo Koy. The three have been cast as series regulars.
“Josep” is about a recently divorced Filipino American nurse trying to balance being a father, working, and his over-involved mother. Jo Koy stars and executive produces the show. Rory O’Malley, Mia Katigbak (How to Get Away with Murder), and Kaden Alejandro also star in the project.
According to Variety, Balmilero will play Geraldine, Koy’s married sister who runs a Filipino restaurant with her white husband. Paras plays Cheryl, Jo’s ex-wife and mother to his son Miles. Rogel plays Will, a pharmacist and Jo’s childhood best friend.
Steve Joe (Doogie Kamealoha, MD), Randall Park and Michael Golamco are writing and executive producing the half-hour comedy. Kourtney Kang will also executive produce along with The Detective Agency’s Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar, Joe Meloche, and Imminent Collision’s Randall Park, Michael Golamco and Hieu Ho.
The series will be produced by 20th Television Studios.
Koy is best known for his stand-up comedy specials including the Netflix special “Jo Koy: In His Elements” which was released in 2020.
Balmilero is best known for her roles in Hawaii Five-O and Magnum PI. Most recently she was seen in Disney+’s Doogie Kamealoha M.D.
Paras recently directed and executive produced the 2022 ViacomCBS Sketch Comedy Showcase, and is an alumni performer of the program. She’s also appeared in Just Add Magic: Mystery City, Take My Wife, Girl Meets World and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
Rogel’s credits include Raven’s Home, Bosch, and Kevin From Work.