Ben and Kate's Nat Faxon Cast as Wandering Husband in FX Comedy Pilot

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Nat Faxon Cast ABC Pilot SpyBen and Kate star Nat Faxon has found a new, incredibly understanding TV family.

The actor will play the lead in FX’s untitled comedy pilot from filmmaker Andrew Gurland, our sister site Deadline reports.

The potential series stars Faxon as a married man who is given permission by his wife to get a mistress in order to save their marriage.

Gurland — who penned the Last Exorcism movies — will write and direct the project. He’s also behind the Fox comedy pilot The Gabriels, starring Rob Riggle (NTSF:SD:SUV), Tim Meadows (Saturday Night Live) and Angela Kinsey (The Office).

Meanwhile, Faxon — who is also an Oscar-winning screenwriter for The Descendants (alongside Community‘s Jim Rash) — has a guest spot/potential recurring gig as the boyfriend of Paget Brewster’s character in the ABC comedy pilot Spy.

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Comments (11)

  • Ummm….comedy about a wandering, unfaithful husband. Hmmm, I think I’ll pass.

    Comment by Sky Lark – April 24, 2013 05:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sounds sort of gross…At least the tagline. I’m sure there is more to it(like he can’t find someone to actually hook up with)…but still…Why isn’t about a COUPLE who get to wander and not just the husband.

    Comment by Josh – April 24, 2013 05:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This sounds awesome. Finally a role with some meat in it, unlike all that cutesy-poo sweetness on Ben and Kate. And I wouldn’t be surprised if they are both wandering.

    Comment by Zach – April 24, 2013 06:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sounds like the movie Hall Pass…hopefully this fares better cause that movie was…not good

    Comment by Nick – April 24, 2013 06:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • His teeth are so gross. Snaggletooth!

    Comment by Molly – April 24, 2013 06:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh my gosh, just STOP. A small physical imperfection doesn’t affect his acting abilities whatsoever. Stop being so shallow and act your age. And this is coming from a teenager.

      Comment by Eric – April 24, 2013 08:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’ve been watching UK shows on Netflix and I’ve noticed that a lot of their actors are unattractive with really bad teeth. he would fit in better on a show over there! here in the US they prefer to cast ridiculously attractive people for our shows!

      Comment by Elyse – April 25, 2013 02:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • As someone from the UK – yes not everyone is attractive, and not everyone has perfectly sculpted teeth which have been bleached beyond belief, but then again that is what humans are, imperfect beings.

        The US does have a habit of casting attractive people for eye candy, but on a general case-by-case basis UK shows are generally funnier, better drama and better acted (Emphasis on ‘Generally’)

        While I watch a lot of US tv, sometimes you guys should really pay more attention to US actor’s teeth, etc as they are too perfect – bought that way so that they can get acting gigs, whereas actors in the UK don’t really need to.

        I’m sure the majority of the US audience aren’t model-like people with perfect people, so I really wouldn’t judge

        Comment by James – April 25, 2013 03:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A rather dull premise.

    Comment by Superhero – April 24, 2013 07:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bad actor in a really bad-sounding pilot.

    Comment by Cherry – April 24, 2013 07:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is the second article about an FX comedy pilot in a like three weeks but aren’t these technically pilots for FXX and not FX?

    Comment by Cory – April 25, 2013 07:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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