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

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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.

Comments (9)

  • 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!

    Comment by e – January 14, 2014 08:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Zach – January 14, 2014 09:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They are getting some great actors for this show, I’ll definitely check this one out! Cregger is an excellent comedian

    Comment by Ram510 – January 14, 2014 09:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I liked him on Guys w kids. Will check it out.

    Comment by Diz – January 14, 2014 10:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sounds Good. Marcia sounds typecast.

    Comment by Gerald – January 14, 2014 11:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Joey – January 14, 2014 02:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He was the only good thing about Guys with Kids so I’ll give it a shot.

    Comment by Ella – January 14, 2014 06:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by DavidSask – January 15, 2014 12:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lucy Rust will play the younger version of Patricks sister Leslie.

    Comment by Andy – January 15, 2014 08:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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