Leonard Earl Howze (Lone Ranger) has been cast opposite Kevin James and Ryan Cartwright in James’ multi-camera comedy series for CBS. The untitled show, from Sony TV and CBS TV Studios, centers on newly retired police officer Kevin (James) who looks forward to spending more quality time with his wife and three kids — only to discover he faces much tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets. Howze will play Goody, Kevin’s former partner on the police force and one of his closest friends. Howze recently wrapped indie film Brave New Jersey opposite Anna Camp and will be seen next opposite Rob Riggle in the Netflix feature True Memoirs of an International Assassin. He’s repped by Stone Manners Salners Agency and LINK Entertainment.

Chris Williams (One Big Happy) is set as a series regular opposite Joel McHale in The Great Indoors, CBS‘ multi-camera pilot written and executive produced by Mike Gibbons. The project, from CBS TV Studios, centers on Joel (McHale), an adventure reporter who must adapt to the times when he becomes the boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the magazine. Williams will play Eddie, Joel’s best friend, who invites him to live in the house he has inherited from his mom. Williams will next be seen as a recurring in Showtime’s Dice. Other TV credits include a leading role on NBC’s One Big Happy, and recurring roles on USA’s Satisfaction and Showtime’s Californication. He’s repped by APA and Anonymous Content.