Pilot News: Peter Gallagher Joins Fox's Collegiate Comedy Detour

Peter Gallagher Detour Cast

Peter Gallagher is going back to college — sort of.

The Covert Affairs actor has joined Fox’s potential comedy series Detour, per The Hollywood Reporter.

Inspired by the real-life story of Weezer lead singer Rivers Cuomo, Detour stars Ben Aldridge (Reign) as Michael, a rock star who makes the unexpected choice quit his band and go back to college at age 30.

Gallagher will play Professor Zaring, a highly respected (and feared) educator with whom Michael has a complex relationship.

Additionally, Olivia Thirlby (Bored to Death) has been cast as Gabrielle, Zaring’s teaching assistant.

Steve Franks (Psych) will write the pilot, which counts Cuomo as one of its executive producers.