'American Idol's' Katharine McPhee cast in NBC pilot
Former "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee is taking a bigger step into the acting world with a role in an NBC pilot.

McPhee will star in a comedy called "The Pink House," a show about two guys in their 20s who move to Los Angeles and end up renting a house (three guesses what color it is) on the beach. McPhee will play their neighbor, a fellow L.A. newcomer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The two lead roles haven't been cast yet.

Kenny Schwartz and Rick Wiener ("Two Guys and a Girl," "American Dad") created the show.

"The Pink House" would be the first full-time series role for McPhee, who guested on " CSI: NY" last season and will appear on NBC's "Community" on March 11 (she also played herself on an episode of "Ugly Betty"). She also co-starred in the feature film " The House Bunny."

McPhee's latest album, "Unbroken," debuted at No. 27 on the Billboard album charts in January.