Pilot News: Scandal Vet to Play Casey Wilson's Dad in NBC's Marry Me Comedy

Dan Bucastinsky Cast Marry Me PilotScandal‘s Emmy-winning recurring player is heading for some decidedly lighter material.

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Dan Bucatinsky — who since Season 1 of ABC’s D.C.-based drama has played do-right, put-upon journo James Novak — will play dad to Happy Endings alum Casey Wilson on NBC’s Marry Me comedy pilot, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Written and executive-produced by Happy Endings‘ David Caspe, the single-camera Marry Me focuses on the challenges encountered by lovebirds Annie and Jake (Wilson and Party Down‘s Ken Marino) after they decide to get engaged.

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Bucatinsky’s new gig, which would be a recurring one if Marry Me goes to series, will also find him playing husband to Saturday Night Live alum Tim Meadows.