Exclusive: David Arquette Joins ABC's Portia de Rossi/Malin Akerman Comedy Pilot Smart One

David Arquette The Smart OneProving he’s no dummy, David Arquette has joined the cast of The Smart One, ABC’s red hot comedy pilot starring Portia de Rossi and Malin Akerman as dueling sisters.

The single-camera project, which counts Samantha Who? co-creator Donald Todd and De Rossi’s real-life spouse Ellen DeGeneres among its executive producers, centers polar opposite siblings Jude (“The Smart One,” played by De Rossi) and Candy (“The Dumb One,” played by Akerman).

Arquette will play Candy’s husband, Buddy. The cast also includes Jean Smart as the duo’s mom.