EXCLUSIVE: In what would be be his first comedy series gig in almost 20 years, Cheech Marin is set to co-star on Fox’s half-hour pilot Outnumbered. Meanwhile, Harry Hamlin has been tapped as a recurring on Lifetime’s Army Wives.
Inspired by the BBC sitcom, Outnumbered, which is being directed by Larry Charles, revolves around one set of parents Sue (Ana Ortiz) and Pete (Cliff Chamberlain) who are often overwhelmed by their three children. Marin will play Sue’s dad, who is taking a pharmacopoeia of prescription pills and believes that sometimes the kids could use a good swat. Marin’s only major previous comedy series gig was his role on the Golden Girls spinoff The Golden Palace. The Nash Bridges alum recently did an arc on ABC’s Lost and co-starred in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete.
Recurring on the upcoming fifth season of Lifetime’s military family drama Army Wives, Hamlin will reprise the role of Professor Chandler, a public advocacy lawyer, which he originated in a 2-episode guest stint last season. L.A. Law alum Hamlin is with Fortitude and the Independent Group.