Pilot News: Closer Alum J.K. Simmons to Play Blind Dad in NBC Comedy

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Actor J.K. Simmons arrives at the premieThe Closer‘s J.K. Simmons has joined Parker Posey in NBC’s untitled DJ Nash comedy pilot, our sister site Deadline reports.

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The single-camera sitcom centers on a son who idolizes his blind father — played by Simmons — and enjoys his mom’s newfound adolescence after his folks divorce… and ultimately grow closer. Posey plays the mom.

The project comes from exec producers Nash (Bent), Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) and Jim Garavente (Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium).

Simmons’ casting is in second position to the upcoming ABC comedy Family Tools, which premieres May 1.

The actor also recently booked a guest spot on NBC’s Parks and Recreation as the mayor of Partridge, Minn.

Comments (4)

  • Always loved J.K. Simmons. I’m excited for this.

    Comment by Esaul – February 13, 2013 04:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Simmons AND Parker Posey?! Sold :)

    Comment by topoftheworld18 – February 13, 2013 07:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is kind of making me hope that Family Tools doesn’t work out.

    Comment by Eric – February 13, 2013 07:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love J K Simmons, so glad he is back after the Closer. He is even good on commercials he makes. He was equally good on Law and Order

    Comment by rmcepp – February 14, 2013 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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