Will ABC Give Cheynne Jackson a Chance to Play Gay?

Originally called Family Values, ABC’s new comedy pilot It Takes a Village just inked Cheyenne Jackson, starring alongside Leah Remini, who will play the straight mom Karen of a 15-year-old boy, who she’s raising with Howard; Jackson will play Howard’s new boyfriend. (James Patrick Stuart will play Karen’s new husband). And with Modern Family in its stable, ABC really is working on reclaiming that “gay-friendly” network status after December’s Adam Lambert Is A Homosexual Who Kisses Men farcas.