Pilot Scoop: Craig Ferguson to Lord Over ABC Comedy The King of 7B

Craig Ferguson ABC Pilot

After relinquishing his Late Late Show throne last year, Craig Ferguson is setting his sights on a new kingdom over at ABC.

Ferguson has been cast as the lead in ABC’s comedy pilot The King of 7B, playing an “agoraphobic recluse” named Prentiss Porter who finally ventures outside after 11 years when he believes his soulmate has moved in across the street.

The former Drew Carey Show star joins previously announced cast members Carla Jimenez (Last Man Standing) and Kirby Howell-Baptiste (House of Lies). The single-camera comedy hails from writer Howard Franklin, who is also executive-producing with Dan Fogelman.