Pilot Scoop: J.K. Simmons Boards ABC's Van

J.K. Simmons (Law & Order, Oz, The Closer) has been cast as Kyle Bornheimer’s father in the ABC comedy pilot White Van Man, TVLine has learned.

The single-camera project, which is based on the same-titled UK series, centers on a blue collar guy (Worst Week‘s Bornheimer) who is forced to put his dreams on hold in order to take over the family handyman business from his dad (Simmons).

Raising Hope writer Bobby Bowman penned the script and will serve as an EP alongside Mark Gordon (Grey’s Anatomy) and Andrea Shay.

Simmons, along with The Closer castmate Corey Reynolds, will not be continuing their roles on the spin-off, Major Crimes (premiering late this summer after The Closer ends).