Departing Criminal Minds co-star Paget Brewster is set to voice a lead opposite Patton Oswalt in Fox’s animated presentation Working Class Hero, which was ordered in February.. The project, co-written and executive produced by American Dad co-creator/executive producer Mike Barker and produced by 20th Century Fox TV, is set in a world where superheroing is just another low-paid government job and centers on Jeff (Oswalt), a dad whose powers are no match for his misfit superhero co-workers and demanding family. Brewster, repped by UTA, manager Joannie Burstein and attorney Joel McKuin, will play Karen, Jeff’s overly supportive wife. She is an EMT, and the family’s main financial support. She also saves more lives than Jeff on a weekly basis, but is kind enough to avoid pointing this out to her husband. Barker co-wrote Working Class Hero with American Dad animator Brent Woods and the show’s staff writer Jordan Blum. Woods and Blum serve as co-executive producers, Oswalt as producer. Working Class Hero reunites Brewster with American Dad‘s Barker, Woods and Blum — she had a recurring role on the Fox animated comedy.
Tyler James Williams, the star of the UPN comedy Everybody Hates Chris, has been made a series regular on NBC’s recently picked up new comedy series Go On. The show stars Matthew Perry as an irreverent yet charming sportscaster who tries to move on from loss with the help of members of his mandatory group therapy sessions. Williams plays Owen, whose brother has been in a coma following a skiing accident. Go On was one of two comedy pilots in which Williams had guest starring roles this season — he also played Martin Lawrence’s son in Lawrence’s CBS pilot. Williams, repped by Seven Summits and Osbrink, will next be seen in the Disney Channel movie Let It Shine.