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.