Pilot Scoop: Beau Bridges Cast as Will Arnett's Father in CBS' Greg Garcia Comedy
The yet-to-be-named, multi-cam project centers on Jack (played by Up All Night‘s Will Arnett), a recently divorced guy whose life gets more complicated when his parents have marital problems of their own.
Bridges will play Tom, husband to Margo Martindale’s Carol and father of Jack and his sister, Debbie (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Mary Elizabeth Ellis). Additionally, JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) will play Jack’s pal Deweyne.
Garcia wrote the script for the comedy, which will be directed by Jim Burrows.
Bridges and Garcia have worked together before; the actor had a recurring role as the titular character’s pop on Garcia’s My Name Is Earl. Bridges’ long career in film and television include stints on Franklin & Bash, White Collar, Brothers & Sisters and Showtime’s upcoming Masters of Sex.Follow @kimroots