EXCLUSIVE: Peter Jacobson has become the first House co-star to line up a new TV gig following the recent announcement that the veteran Fox medical drama will end its run in May. Jacobson has joined Showtime’s drama pilot Ray Donovan starring Liev Schreiber in a recurring role. Written by Ann Biderman and directed by Allen Coulter, the Showtime-produced project centers on Ray (Schreiber), a professional “fixer” for LA’s rich and famous who can make anyone’s problems disappear, except the ones created by his own family. Jacobson will play Lee Drexler, a hard-driving, foul-mouthed wheeler-dealer who relies on Ray as Mr. Fixit whenever his high-profile clients get into hot water. Lee also loves to bust Ray’s chops at every opportunity.
Zach Cregger has landed one of the leads in NBC’s untitled Jimmy Fallon comedy pilot. The multicamera comedy, written by Charlie Grandy, centers on three 30-something guys enjoy the adventures of parenting despite the fact they haven’t grown up themselves. Cregger, repped by WME and the Collective, will play one of them, a laid-back programmer who is doing his best to balance his great job, two kids and marriage. This is Cregger’s third consecutive NBC comedy pilot. He also co-starred in Friends With Benefits, which went to series, and The Pink House.