Lost alum Harold Perrineau is set to co-star in NBC‘s DJ Nash comedy pilot, now titled Family Guide. Written/exec produced by Nash, directed by David Schwimmer and exec produced by Jason Bateman, It centers on Henry (Eli Baker), a son who idolizes his blind father (J.K. Simmons) and is bemused by his mother Mel’s (Parker Posey) newfound adolescence and who watches his family come closer together post-divorce. Perrineau, repped by APA, plays the manager in Mel’s new apartment building who befriends Henry. Perrineau, recently seen in Zero Dark Thirty, on the most recent season of Sons Of Anarchy and on TBS’ The Wedding Band, just wrapped David Ayer’s Ten and will begin production later this year on the sequel to The Best Man.
Boston actor Jimmy Dunn rounds out the cast of CBS/Sony TV single-camera comedy pilot The McCarthys. Written by Brian Gallivan, directed by Fred Savage and executive produced by Will Gluck, The McCarthys revolves around an Irish-Catholic, sports-crazed Boston clan and the gay son (Jake Lacy) whose greatest sin is not his sexuality but his desire to spend less time with his family. Dunn plays one of the brothers, Sean, a former star athlete who now lives in an attic room off of his brother’s third floor apartment.