My Boys alum Kyle Howard will return to the network and topline the network’s comedy pilot opposite ‘Til Death’s Kat Foster, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Danny Comden and Andrew Lees have also boarded the pilot in recurring roles.
Family, written by Ground Floor co-creator and Friends alum Greg Malins, centers on a young married couple Oliver (Howard) and Kelli (Foster) who are living proof of the adage, “When you marry someone, you don’t just marry them, you marry their whole family.” The series will alternate episodes focusing on Oliver and Kelli’s respective families.
Howard’s Oliver is a happily married father of two described as geeky attractive who is prone to panic and a gadget freak. Foster’s Kelli is cute with a quick wit.
Comden (I’m With Her) will recur as Jason, the middle son in the family who is a cardiologist and married to Claire, who stands uncomfortably but gracefully in his shadow. Lees (Rescue Special Ops) is Blake, the youngest of the three sons of Ricky and Louis, he’s catnip to women but never flaunts it.
The casting brings Howard back to the TBS fold after he spent four seasons starring on the network’s comedy series My Boys. His credits include Royal Pains and Love Bites. Howard is repped by UTA and Himber.
Foster, repped by Paradigm, Authentic and Schreck Rose, co-starred on The Goodwin Games as well as Royal Pains, Weeds and two episodes of TBS sibling network TNT’s Franklin & Bash.
Comden is with WME and Sloane Offer; Lees is represented by Resolution, Untitled and Silver Lining.
Malins will pen the Sony Pictures Television script and exec produce alongside FanFare’s Jamie Tarses. Gale Mancuso will direct the pilot. [Source]
Credit: A Year and a Change
Girls’ Adam Driver has signed on to star in Saverio Costanzo’s Hungry Hearts opposite Alba Rohrwacher. Driver and Rohrwacher play a couple who meet by chance in New York City and develop the perfect love story – marriage, children – only to find their happiness in jeopardy and in a struggle for life or death. Driver can be seen in The Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis. He also stars opposite Mia Wasikowska in the upcoming film Tracks, and in Warner Bros.’ This Is Where I Leave You. Driver also recently wrapped Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young with Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts. Driver is with Gersh.
How To Make It In America‘s Bryan Greenberg will headline indie dramedy A Year And Change (formerly Dear Jen). Greenberg plays the role of Owen, who decides it’s time to make some big changes in his life after falling off a roof at a New Year’s house party. Over the next year, he quits drinking, re-enters his estranged son’s life, reignites old friendships, and falls in love with Vera (Claire van der Boom), a bank teller and fellow divorcee – all in an attempt to replace family members he’d lost prematurely. TR Knight, Marshall Allman, Jamie Hector, Kat Foster and Jamie Chung round out the cast. Filming begins later this year in Rockville, MD. R. Stephen Seuttinger will direct in his feature debut. Suettinger also co-wrote the script with Jim Beggarly. Suettinger’s Pebble Hill Films is producing with Emily Ting’s Unbound Feet Productions. Greenberg is with Gersh and Ellen Meyer Management; Van der Boom at Paradigm and 3 Arts; Knight at Gersh and Thruline Entertainment; Allman at Gersh and 3 Arts; Hector at TCA Jed Root and Roberson Artist Management; Foster at Paradigm and Authentic; and Chung at Gersh and 3 Arts. [SOURCE]
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