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Matthew Lillard Problem Child

Matthew Lillard has been tasked with trying to rein in NBC’s Problem Child.

The Bridge actor has been cast in the Peacock network’s comedy pilot, playing the titular brat’s father, our sister site Deadline reports.

Based on the 1990 film starring John Ritter, the single-camera project follows two parents struggling to raise one hellion of a child. Erinn Hayes (Childrens Hospital) previously was cast as the boy’s mother.

In addition to The Bridge, Lillard’s recent TV credits include an arc on the Katherine Heigl-led State of Affairs.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Leslie Hope (24) is set to recur on Blue Bloods, playing no-holds-barred investigative reporter Catherine Farrell, TheWrap reports.

* Parminder Nagra (The Blacklist, ER) has been cast in ABC’s drama pilot The Kingmakers, Deadline reports. In the potential series — which follows a young man who adopts a new identity in order to investigate his sister’s death at an Ivy League college — Nagra will play Radha, a British professor who is framed for involvement in the girl’s murder.

* Benjamin Bratt (as Gloria’s ex, Javier) and Andy Daly (as Principal Brown) will both return to Modern Family in an episode airing later this spring, per

* NBC has given a production order to The Reaper, a six-hour miniseries based on the recent autobiography by Army sniper Nicholas Irving, Deadline reports.

* My fellow Americans Veep fans, get your first look at Season 4 of the HBO comedy with the newly released trailer below, which includes the first glimpse of House vet Hugh Laurie:

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  1. Georgia Madman says:

    I hope Blacklist doesn’t kill Parminder off. I like her character.

  2. Nick says:

    Matthew Lillard is surprisingly underrated as a dramatic actor…probably because he’s most famous for being on Scooby-Doo.

  3. Warto postawić na fason delikatnie rozkloszowany u dołu i przedłużany z tyłu, coś na wzór kolekcji, jaką
    ostatnio wypuściła marka La Mania.

  4. BrightLight says:

    The Kingmakers keeps sounding better and better to me which means it won’t get picked up because I want it too. ;)

  5. Riana says:

    Shaggy has a child?

  6. steven says:

    Zoinks! Like, really?

  7. Tran says:

    Teri Bauer on Blue Bloods? That’s something. Wish CBS should renew the Tom Selleck led series for a proper “final season”.

  8. What?! says:

    Yay Veep!

  9. H says:

    Should have been one of the Ritter boys.