Fox Pilot News: Bret Harrison Replaces Brian Austin Green in Perfect Sitcom

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Erstwhile Reaper Bret Harrison will play brother to Jenna Elfman in the Fox pilot The Perfect Stanleys, replacing onetime 90210 resident Brian Austin Green.

“Brian Austin Green had to withdraw from the project due to a viral infection from which he is expected to make a full recovery,” 20th Century Fox TV said in a statement to our sister site Deadline.

Penned by Dana Klein (Friends), the multi-cam family comedy is told from the point-of-view of Ellen, a working mom (Elfman) who is in constant competition with her perfect, stay-at-home sister-in-law Amy (Super Fun Night‘s Liza Lapira).

Amy’s husband Jack, now played by Harrison, is described as a laid-back rule breaker who does whatever he wants — except if/when it irks his Mrs.

Harrison’s other TV credits include Fox’s Breaking In, V, The Loop and ABC’s upcoming The Astronaut Wives Club.