The Finder vet has landed a recurring role on the upcoming Fox comedy as a love interest for the titular Kate, our sister site Deadline reports.
Stults — who has signed a talent deal with 20th Century Fox TV, which produces the show — will play a single dad who first appears in the Halloween episode airing Tuesday, Oct. 30. He’ll make a love connection with Dakota Johnson’s Kate, who is raising an adorable daughter (played by Maggie Elizabeth Jones) with the help of her directionless brother (Nat Faxon).
The actor is also developing a multi-camera comedy, with writing/producing partner Dave Whatley, in which Stults would star.
Stults’ previous TV credits include 7th Heaven, October Road and Happy Town.
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