Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Johnson, but let’s face it: she looks more like a Delores. That makes Goldberg the perfect choice for the female lead in the ABC comedy pilot Delores & Jermaine, in which Goldberg will play a no-nonsense ex-cop who takes in her shiftless, millennial grandson, played by comedian Jermaine Fowler. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fowler’s character will help Delores, a football-obsessed shut-in, to be more active in the world, while her character will presumably do the same for Jermaine. The pilot will be written by Fowler along with The Office alum Daniel Chun.

Delores & Jermaine will mark a return to scripted television for Goldberg, a move she has reportedly been considering for some time. (Her last sitcom vehicle was NBC’s 2003 show Whoopi, in which she played a lounge singer past her prime.) Goldberg also has prior experience playing a Deloris, having starred as Deloris Van Cartier in the Sister Act films.

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The new pilot will not affect Goldberg’s role on The View, which is reconstituting its panel of hosts yet again due to Rosie O’Donnell’s planned exit. Should Delores get a series order, Goldberg will split her time between the shows, which should soothe View fans who dread the inevitable day when its panel consists solely of broken appliances.