Eddie Cibrian (Third Watch), Cougar Town‘s Josh Hopkins, The Exes‘ Donald Faison and Rory Scovel (Ground Floor) have been cast as the male leads in NBC’s multi-camera comedy pilot starring Parenthood alumna Monica Potter.
The project, from creators Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer, Warner Bros. TV and DeGeneres’ studio-based A Very Good Production, is loosely based on Potter’s life and stars the actress as Bridget, a woman who juggles her busy family life as well as her three ex-husbands, which proves to be difficult when she starts dating again.
Cibrian will play Jason, Bridget’s first ex-husband, a slick professional gambler. Faison plays Bridget’s second ex-husband, the very earnest Kevin, who is positive and upbeat at all times, and a staunch protector of the environment who is also “accidentally” extremely wealthy. Scovel plays Robert, Bridget’s third ex-husband. A pompous writer and college professor, Robert went to Harvard and can’t wait to let everyone know it. Hopkins plays Tom, a veterinarian in the midst of mutual attraction with Bridget, an animal lover.
I hear that the NBC pilot is in first position for The Exes star Faison, so he would be leaving the TV Land sitcom if the Monica Potter project goes to series. The Exes is currently filming its fourth season and there had been no official decision yet beyond that.
The castings underscore how stretched the talent pool has been this broadcast season. Of the four actors, two, Cougar Town‘s Hopkins and Ground Floor‘s Scovel, just became available as their previous comedies only recently ended their runs, and one, Faison, is still on another show.
Bilsing-Graham and Kreamer executive produce with DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman. Potter serves as producer.
Hopkins is repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment Partners; Scovel is with Mosaic, CAA and attorney Isaac Dunham.