Allison Janney, Tony Shalhoub Allison Janney, Tony Shalhoub

Tony Shalhoub and Allison Janney have been cast to star in Office boss Greg Daniels' new comedy pilot Friday Night Dinner, has confirmed..

The Office's Greg Daniels adapting another British comedy

An adaptation of the British series, Friday Night Dinner chronicles the Shabbat dinners of a traditional Jewish family, who aren't necessarily devout. The West Wing alum Janney will play Barbara, who is beginning to succumb to the immaturity of her all-male family. Monk's Shalhoub will portray Gene, a hard-of-hearing retired food chemist who's socially inept. 

Directed by Ken Kwapis, the pilot will be executive-produced by Daniels and Howard Klein.

The British version airs on BBC America and was renewed for a second season earlier this year.