By Jennifer Maas
Updated February 12, 2015 at 09:20 PM EST
Credit: Robin Marchant/Getty Images

Vanessa Williams has been tapped to star opposite Kevin Connolly in Fox’s new pilot Fantasy Life, based on the memoir of ESPN’s Matthew Berry, one of the United States’ top fantasy experts.

EW confirmed Williams casting in the multi-camera/hybrid pilot, written by Tim McAuliffe.

Williams will play Terry, the bold and pragmatic SVP of Programming at a major sports network and the boss of Mitch (Connolly), a hard-working guy who lands his dream job hosting a fantasy football show.