Marshall Allman has landed the co-lead opposite Ken Jeong in MTV’s comedy pilot presentation Ken Jeong Made Me Do It. Also cast in the project, directed by Peter Segal, are Bonnie Dennison and Justin Hires.
Written/executive produced by Andy St. Clair and Paul O’Toole, Ken Jeong Made Me Do It centers on 22-year-old everyman Andy (Allman), who, after catching his girlfriend cheating, accidentally rear-ends Jeong’s fancy car. Taking pity on Andy, Jeong, playing himself, takes it upon himself to teach him how to man up.
Dennison, repped by Rob Gomez Management, Buchwald, and Derek Kroeger, will play Molly, Andy’s best friend and who just likes being one of the guys but there is definitely some unexplored chemistry between them. Hires will play Paul, Andy and Molly’s other best friend who is a ball of manic energy with no filter, a flaky goofball but completely dedicated to his job as preschool teacher. He is repped by David Shapira and Associates, Marsh Entertainment and attorney Mark Temple.
Prison Break alum Allman, who broke out playing shapeshifter Tommy on HBO’s True Blood, just wrapped an arc on NBC’s Aquarius and on the film side co-starred in Jayne Mansfield’s Car. He is repped by Gersh, 3 Arts and attorney Karl Austen.