Jerry O'Connell Rounds Out Cast of How I Met Your Mother EP's New CBS Comedy Pilot

Jerry O'ConnellFresh off NBC’s decision not to move forward with The Munsters revival Mockingbird Lane, Jerry O’Connell will play a lead in How I Met Your Mother executive producer Rob Greenberg‘s untitled CBS comedy pilot.

The former Crossing Jordan star is the final key player to be cast, reports Deadline. He joins House‘s Kal Penn, Monk‘s Tony Shalhoub and Paranormal Activity 3’s Chris Smith in the half-hour, single-camera sitcom, which follows Smith’s ditched groom character as he moves into a short-term housing complex and makes friends with some older, divorced dudes.

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The pilot is expected to begin shooting later this month.

O’Connell also had roles on My Secret Identity, Sliders, Las Vegas and The Defenders.

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  1. Ant says:

    Former Las Vegas star? he was a lead on Crossing Jordan not Vegas. Also he was a lead in The Defenders which took place in Vegas. He was only in 5 episodes of Las Vegas.

  2. Jimmy says:

    Isn’t Jerry O’Connell the kiss of death for any series?

  3. Amanda says:

    Doesn’t TV Land already have this show, called The Exes???

  4. forwarddad says:

    Oh God. Another Jerry O’Connell flop.

  5. me says:

    Don’t forget: He was one of the stars of “Stand By Me”

    Used to love My Secret Identity.

  6. KSM says:

    I would say that this one is destined to fail because of O’Connell, but so many people inexplicably love Tony Shaloub that this might work out for him.

  7. Alan says:

    “sort-term housing complex” but if it becomes successful then the characters wont be there short-term, so that doesnt really make sense to me. also what is a short-term housing complex? ive never heard of those. is it just marketing bs for crappy run-down apartments?

    • Ari says:

      There is a short term housing complex in my neighborhood, it’s mostly used by families who have a loved one undergoing extensive treatment in the local hospital system. It’s actually a really nice building and they have maid service and everything.

      • Alan says:

        ok that makes sense, still kinda weird though if the show lasts for many years and the characters wont be there short term

        • Suzie says:

          That doesn’t seem to matter. M*A*S*H lasted three times longer than the war it was about. But, it does seem to me that they borrowed this premise from Divorce American Style an old Dick van Dyke and Debbie Reynolds film.

  8. jrs says:

    Who keeps hiring this guy? He cannot act…he’s just awful. Cmon casting directors, let’s see a little imagination!

  9. Mike says:

    I doubt this will get picked up.

  10. c0rinne says:

    Congrats to Show-Killer, I’m sorry. I mean, Jerry.

  11. My Buddy Al says:

    I guess this means no Sliders reboot yet?

  12. lariet50 says:

    Y’all, seriously. Don’t put “Jerry O’Connell” and “How I Met Your Mother” in the same headline. I almost had a stroke. Like, just when you think it can’t get any worse!

  13. Ram510 says:

    How does this guy keep getting work??? He hasn’t had a show that stuck around in forever. He’s like Kyle Bornheimer, Christian Slater, or Vanessa Williams everything they touch is short lived and gets canned. STOP HIRING THIS GUY!!!! He’s no good, especially for a lead.

  14. Eric says:

    I really want this show to succeed. Not so sure it will.

  15. krystan says:

    This is The Exes minus the always hilarious Turk Turkleton.