Scoop: Eureka's Colin Ferguson to Star in Bill Lawrence's Fox Comedy Pilot Like Father

This just in: Colin Ferguson is the father of Cougar Town co-creator Bill Lawrence… sort of.

The Eureka leading man has landed the dad role in Fox’s Like Father, a single-camera comedy pilot inspired by Lawrence’s own relationship with his pa.

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The premise: When Van Lyons’ (Ferguson) wife dies, he shows up at son Will’s college campus for a prolonged visit, hoping to get his son to open up and get on with his grieving.

Lawrence penned the script and will direct the pilot.