In addition to their Saturday Night Live connection, Jim Belushi and Taran Killam now also share a TV bloodline: Belushi has been tapped to play Killam’s father in the Showtime comedy pilot Mating, TVLine has learned.
From Friday Night Lights and Parenthood auteur Jason Katims, Mating centers on the recently divorced Jay (Killam) who married young and now finds himself completely unprepared for the brave new, frank and fluid world of dating and hooking up. Belushi co-stars as Paul, Jay’s dad and business partner.
Stu Zicherman (The American, The Affair) penned the script and Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins) is set to direct.
Mating is designed as an anthology series, with each season focusing on a different protagonist’s journey through modern dating and relationships.
Belushi will next be seen in Amazon’s 10-episode period drama Good Girls Revolt. He’s also set to appear in Showtime’s forthcoming Twin Peaks revival.