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

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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  1. Sky Lark says:

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

  2. Josh says:

    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.

  3. Zach says:

    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.

  4. Nick says:

    Sounds like the movie Hall Pass…hopefully this fares better cause that movie was…not good

  5. Molly says:

    His teeth are so gross. Snaggletooth!

    • Eric says:

      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.

    • Elyse says:

      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!

      • James says:

        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

  6. Superhero says:

    A rather dull premise.

  7. Cherry says:

    Bad actor in a really bad-sounding pilot.

  8. Cory says:

    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?