Malcolm Barrett Joins ‘Coach’ As Series Regular

Better Off Ted alum Malcolm Barrett has landed a series regular role opposite Craig T. Nelson in Universal TV’s new Coach series for NBC. Barrett will play Waddell, president of the university.

Written by the original series creator Barry Kemp, the 13-episode series is set in the present, picking up 18 years after the ABC sitcom went off the air after nine seasons. Coach Fox (Nelson) — now retired from coaching — is called back to become assistant coach to his grown son, Tim (Andrew Ridings), who is the new head coach at an Ivy League school in Pennsylvania that is starting up a new team.

Of the original cast, in addition to Nelson, co-star Bill Fagerbakke is returning as a regular, reprising his role as special teams coach Michael “Dauber” Dybinski. Kemp and Nelson are executive producing the comedy, which, like the original, will be multi-camera.

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