Scoop: Eddie Cibrian, Donald Faison and Josh Hopkins Join NBC's Untitled Monica Potter Comedy Pilot

Eddie Cibrian Josh Hopkins Donald Faison Monica Potter Comedy Pilot NBC

Monica Potter‘s untitled NBC comedy pilot just upped its ex factor.

The potential series has signed Eddie Cibrian (Third Watch), Donald Faison (Scrubs, The Exes) and Rory Scovel (Ground Floor) to play the three former husbands of Potter’s character, TVLine has learned.

In addition, Cougar Town alum Josh Hopkins has joined the cast as Potter’s current love interest.

The multi-cam project — which Potter also will executive-produce, alongside Ellen DeGeneres — revolves around Potter’s Bridget, whose dating life is complicated by her busy family and her three ex-husbands.

Cibrian’s Jason, a slick professional gambler who fathered Bridget’s daughter Jessica, is Bridget’s first ex (and is slightly territorial when it comes to his former wife).

He’s followed by Ex #2, Faison’s Kevin, an upbeat environmentalist who happens to have a lot of cash; Kevin is the dad of Bridget’s son, Ty.

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Finally, Scovel plays Ex #3, Robert, a stuck-up writer/college professor who went to Harvard (Ground Floor shout-out?) and is insufferable in reminding everyone of that (despite the fact that he now lives with his mom). Robert sired Bridget’s son, Dylan.

Being thrice unlucky in romance apparently hasn’t deterred Potter’s alter ego from trying again: Hopkins’ Tom is a veterinarian who’s known animal lover Bridget for years, and they’re in the first stages of puppy love.

If Potter’s project is picked up to series, TVLine has learned, Faison will not continue with a potential fifth season of his current gig: TVLand’s The Exes.

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25 Comments
  1. Spandex says:

    Sounds Trophy Wife-esque. How I miss that show.

  2. TVNerd says:

    reverse Trophy Wife but this will be picked up just based on star appeal

  3. Eric says:

    Chocolate Bear and Dime Eyes, together! It’s a Bill Lawrence fan’s fantasy!

  4. murley says:

    It has a great cast and if it is even half as funny as Trophy Wife it is worth checking out. Plus the lead character has the same name as me so now I have to watch it.

  5. Laura says:

    I will be watching the JUNK out of this show if it is put to series. Kristina Braverman, Grayson, Turk! YES! C’mon, NBC! 🌟

  6. Miffay says:

    When I think comedy, I think Monica Potter. And Eddie Cibrian.

  7. johnny cakes says:

    coming this fall to NBC : “Retreads!”

  8. rkar7 says:

    I just might be looking forward to this. Hope it gets picked up.

  9. Joey Padron says:

    Good casting of Donald, Rory, Josh for the show. Eddie is not funny. I would be sad if Donald left The Exes if the show got pickup.

  10. wild_child says:

    So does this means The Exes has been unofficially cancelled?

  11. rebecca says:

    I had good thoughts about this until I read Eddie Cibrian’s name.

  12. Jason Paul says:

    Isn’t Eddie Cibrian a show killer?

  13. Paula says:

    I really like Donald, will miss him on The Exes. Is The Exes being cancelled? It will be a little sad for him not to be in it.

  14. craig says:

    Eddie Cibrian is the douche that will kill this.

  15. DavidSask says:

    Faison not on the Exes should put that show at cancellation!

  16. puravidacostarica2 says:

    The show represents Edna’s chance to escape the LeAnn insane asylum. Run, Edna, run!

  17. Kicks says:

    The Exes is a funny show but Faison’s character is out played.

  18. oopsie says:

    won’t watch if Cibrian is on