By Michael Ausiello
Updated February 16, 2010 at 06:30 PM EST
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Laurie Metcalf has been tapped to star in the Fox comedy pilot Strange Brew, sources confirm. The show, from Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, is set at a family-run brewery. The Emmy-winning Roseanne alum will play the matriarch, Janie. Here’s the official character description…

“In her 40s, Ted’s attractive and high strung wife, mother to Clay, Kyle, Lizzy and Michael, she’s newly sober, and being newly sober at a brewery with a family of brewery workers is not a happy or easy thing. She’s also trying to stop swearing, and it’s a toss up which vice is more difficult to shed. Though dealing with her own issues, she is still a source of strength to her husband and family.”

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