Exclusive Pilot Scoop: Emmy Winner Tony Shalhoub Joins CBS' Rob Greenberg Comedy

Tony ShalhoubThree-time Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub has his eye on his next TV venture.

The former Monk star has joined the cast of CBS’ now-untitled comedy pilot (formerly Ex-Men) from How I Met Your Mother executive producer Rob Greenberg, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The half-hour project centers on a charming young man (played by Paranormal Activity 3‘s Chris Smith) who, after being left at the altar by his fiancée, moves into a short-term housing complex and makes unlikely friends with a group of divorced men.

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Shalhoub — who earned his Emmys as well as a Golden Globe during Monk‘s lengthy run on USA Network — will play Frank, a four-time divorcé who still fancies himself a ladies man and dwells in the complex’s bachelor pad.

As previously reported, Kal Penn (House) also stars as a once-married neighbor who was caught having an affair.

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  1. Dan says:

    Whatever happened to Friday Night Dinner? NBC realise they could never make it as good as the UK version?

    • Amanda says:

      I would like to know this too. I was actually looking forward to it when I heard it would star Allison Janney. I guess it never got off the ground? I love the British version, I just wish there were more episodes!

  2. Chuck Finley (AJ) says:

    Monk was never interesting to me. Don’t care for this guy at all. He was really good on the few episodes of the show I watched but he just strikes me as extremely odd. Doubt I would watch any show with him on it but who knows. Maybe I’ll give it a shot.

  3. I love both Monk and House (therefore, Kal Penn) so I will definately check this out but but I’m not sure if I will be able to see either of those actors in roles different than the ones I loved them in. Even when I watch reruns of Wings, I see Tony Shaloub as Monk, despite the fact that he was on Wings first.

  4. timothy says:

    i can’t wait for this. kal penn and shalhoub = genius!

  5. davidsask says:

    Lawsuit or failed pilot as this great show already exists the exes on tvland!!!

  6. Carl says:

    This sounds a lot like The Exes from Tvland

  7. Flowbee Rida says:

    Not exactly a new concept….The Exes wasn’t either, for that matter… If the cast clicks it could work, I suppose.

  8. Velvet says:

    I loved Monk and I will give it a go.

  9. Kat says:

    I loved Monk and Tony will forever be Adrian Monk to me. Not sure I’ll tune into his new series. I still miss Adrian and his gang!!!

  10. KevinY says:

    Tony Shalhoub is awesome, I sure hope this gets picked up! And “The Exes” on TVLand is totally unoriginal but it’s still funny!

  11. frances wimberly says:

    watch reruns of Monk and Frasier and Psych as for me there is nothing much else on tv, Love Castle. Nice to see something besides the degeneration of society. I wish “Natalie, Randy and Capt. Stottlemeyer” and the rest of the bunch were on a series again, all playing the good guys. Criminal Minds at least teaches something about the human psyche.

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