His MTV series was canceled last week, but Gregg Sulkin is making the most of his newfound free time. The former Faking It star has sold a comedy pitch to his former network called F-Unemployment, which Drew Hancock has come aboard to help write. Sulkin also will produce in a nonexclusive deal.

The project centers on a once-popular British child actor who falls from the limelight after a stint in rehab. Now that he’s broke and unemployed, he has to rely on the help of his childhood friend and new neighbors to navigate a normal life.

London-born Sulkin starred for three seasons on Faking It, a romantic comedy about two best friends (Katie Stevens and Rita Volk) who pretend to be a lesbian couple in order to be popular. He played Liam Booker, one of the most popular boys at school, with whom one of the girls carried on a secret, straight affair. His TV credits also include Wizards of Waverly Place, Pretty Little Liars and Melissa & Joey, and he starred in the recent features Anti-Social and Affluenza. Sulkin’s upcoming projects include the films Don’t Hang Up and Status Update.

Sulkin is repped by UTA, D2 Management and attorney Greg Slewett. Hancock, whose TV writing credits include Suburgatory and Blue Mountain State, is with UTA and attorney Bruce Gellman.