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

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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.

RELATED | NBC Officially Passes on Mockingbird Lane

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.



Comments (24)

  • 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.

    Comment by Ant – January 2, 2013 01:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Isn’t Jerry O’Connell the kiss of death for any series?

    Comment by Jimmy – January 2, 2013 01:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • he was in crossing jordan, that lasted six seasons. so no he isnt the kiss of death.

      Comment by Alan – January 2, 2013 02:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, he just can’t carry a lead role. Like Brad Garrett he is strictly a second banana.

      Comment by Gil – January 3, 2013 07:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Doesn’t TV Land already have this show, called The Exes???

    Comment by Amanda – January 2, 2013 01:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh God. Another Jerry O’Connell flop.

    Comment by forwarddad – January 2, 2013 01:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Don’t forget: He was one of the stars of “Stand By Me”

    Used to love My Secret Identity.

    Comment by me – January 2, 2013 01:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by KSM – January 2, 2013 01:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You’re right about Tony. Loved him as Antonio Scarpacci on Wings and never got over it.

      Comment by Suzie – January 3, 2013 07:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Loved him as Adrian Monk for 8 seasons.

        Comment by Andy – January 3, 2013 08:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “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?

    Comment by Alan – January 2, 2013 02:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by Ari – January 2, 2013 05:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • ok that makes sense, still kinda weird though if the show lasts for many years and the characters wont be there short term

        Comment by Alan – January 3, 2013 06:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • 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.

          Comment by Suzie – January 3, 2013 07:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Who keeps hiring this guy? He cannot act…he’s just awful. Cmon casting directors, let’s see a little imagination!

    Comment by jrs – January 2, 2013 05:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I doubt this will get picked up.

    Comment by Mike – January 2, 2013 06:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Congrats to Show-Killer, I’m sorry. I mean, Jerry.

    Comment by c0rinne – January 2, 2013 06:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I guess this means no Sliders reboot yet?

    Comment by My Buddy Al – January 2, 2013 07:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by lariet50 – January 2, 2013 08:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Ram510 – January 2, 2013 08:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really want this show to succeed. Not so sure it will.

    Comment by Eric – January 2, 2013 09:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is The Exes minus the always hilarious Turk Turkleton.

    Comment by krystan – January 3, 2013 11:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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