Exclusive: Guys With Kids' Zach Cregger Set for Title Role in Fox Comedy Pilot Fatrick

Fatrick Zach CreggerFox has found its Fatrick.

Zach Cregger (Guys With Kids) has snagged the title role in the network’s buzzy comedy pilot from Don’t Trust The B—-’s Nahnatchka Khan and Corey Nickerson, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The single-camera project — to be directed by Ben and Kate‘s Nat Faxon and Community‘s Jim Rash (aka the Oscar-winning scribes behind The Descendants — follows Cregger’s thirtysomething Patrick, a formerly fat kid who is compelled to face the damage caused by years of being “Fatrick,” with scenes set in both the present day and his school years.

As we previously reported, Desperate Housewives‘ Marcia Cross is set to co-star as Patrick’s mother Arlene, a fit, energetic nutritionist who is rigid and intense when it comes to her family’s eating habits.

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  1. e says:

    i really liked him in guys with kids (for as long as i watched it, which was longer than i probably should have) and i’m excited to see if this airs!

  2. Zach says:

    He’s very talented, has some of the best comic timing in the biz, happens to share my first name, and Fox loves this project. He’ll definitely make some money off this. Not sure about the script though.

  3. Ram510 says:

    They are getting some great actors for this show, I’ll definitely check this one out! Cregger is an excellent comedian

  4. Diz says:

    I liked him on Guys w kids. Will check it out.

  5. Gerald says:

    Sounds Good. Marcia sounds typecast.

  6. Joey says:

    Glad Zach got full time role since Guys With Kids. He was great on that show and good in few Ground Floor episodes he guest star in.

  7. Ella says:

    He was the only good thing about Guys with Kids so I’ll give it a shot.

  8. DavidSask says:

    He was great on GWK so I will give it a go, and hope the boy cast as his younger self is great to as that is needed to make it work!

  9. Andy says:

    Lucy Rust will play the younger version of Patricks sister Leslie.