Pilot Scoop: Kal Penn Joins CBS Comedy Ex-Men

Kal Penn is one of CBS’ Ex-Men.

The How I Met Your Mother and House actor has landed the co-lead in the Eye network’s comedy pilot from How I Met Your Mother exec producer Rob Greenberg.

The half-hour project centers on a charming twentysomething (Paranormal Activity 3‘s Chris Smith) who, after getting ditched at the altar by his bride-to-be, moves into a short-term housing complex and is befriended by a group of divorced men.

Penn — whose recent ABC comedy pilot, Prairie Dogs, was not picked up to series — plays Gil, a fellow resident of the complex who was caught having the world’s worst affair.

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  1. Mark Smit says:

    Isn’t this show already on TV Land and called The Exes?

    • kay says:

      YES! The EXACT same premise. Not that that particular show was the best, but what a joke regardless. Blatant copy. I know many enjoy it, but I can’t stand how I met your mother. 2 reasons I hope this does not work.

    • Hannah says:

      Soon we’ll hear about CBS’s “Hot in Cincinnati”

  2. Is this in development for season 2013-2014 or is it picked up and we’ll see it in midseason/summer 2013?

  3. Sg.Grant says:

    I absolutely hated Penn in How I Met Your Mother.

  4. godzilla's foil says:

    The name won’t stick. Marvel is sure to sue. Not that this premise shows a lot of future anyway…

  5. Miffy says:

    A veteran of the failed Obama administration.

    Is that an older picture? He looked heavier recently.

    • Matt says:

      In your humble opinion. This isn’t the forum for that anyways. It’s about a Kal Penn TV project. No need to bring in your political views and ruin the conversation.

  6. Mark says:

    Don’t like him.

  7. laylagalise says:

    Great news! I love him.