Peter Riegert (The Good Wife) has been cast as a lead opposite Tommy Dewey in Dads, Fox‘s six-episode multi-camera comedy series from Ted‘s Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild and Seth MacFarlane. Written by Sulkin and Wild, Dads centers on two successful guys in their 30s, Eli and Warner (Dewey), who have their lives turned upside down when their nightmare dads unexpectedly move in with them. Riegert, repped by Buchwald/Fortitude, will play Eli’s Jewish father, described as a quiet monster of negativity. Having spent his life being impossible to please, David finds that no one can tolerate his company. 20th TV is producing.
Michael Weston (House) is set to co-star in Blink, the CW’s drama pilot executive produced by David Marshall Grant (Smash). Written by Vera Herbert, Blink is a quirky, humorous family drama narrated by the father, Greg, who is in a coma-like state following a car accident where he cannot speak or move, but can see and hear all. Weston will play Greg’s slightly disheveled younger brother who moves in with his brother’s family. Madeline Carroll plays the lead, Greg’s teenage daughter Ari.