Type-A cast

Fox's Type-A Comedy Pilot Adds Richter, Bornheimer, Marino and Harris

This is a lot of big Type-A personalities for one sitcom.

On the heels of news that Eva Longoria is set to star in Fox’s consultant-themed workplace comedy pilot, TVLine has learned that the Desperate Housewives alum will be joined by Conan sidekick Andy Richter, Casual‘s Kyle Bornheimer, Party Down‘s Ken Marino and The Practice‘s Steve Harris.

The potential series centers on a team of corporate consultants hand-picked to do the dirty work most professionals can’t handle (i.e. layoffs, downsizing, etc.). Richter will play Luderman, a master manipulator who makes Machiavelli look like a sweetheart; Bornheimer will portray Ben, an Army vet with one leg who is the moral compass of the office; Marino is set as Garland, a slick, charming attorney — and total shark — who also happens to be the ex of Longoria’s ambitious Axler; and Harris will play Carson, the security chief with an intimidating physical presence who has a soft spot for his show poodle.

Before you go declaring Longoria the Smurfette of the bunch, a Type-A rep tells TVLine that an additional female role is still being cast.

Penned by Life in Pieces scribe Lesley Wake-Webster, Type-A is loosely based on the book Assholes: A Theory by Aaron James. Jason Winer (The Crazy Ones, Modern Family) is set to direct the pilot.

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8 Comments
  1. N says:

    Would Andy Richter have to leave Conan, that would be a bummer. Hopefully he can be able to do both.

    • Patrick says:

      There is rampant speculation that Conan is going to go weekly, rather than nightly, at some point in the near future. If that happens, and it seems likely, then doing both will be easy.

  2. Mark says:

    Why do people still hire Kyle Bornheimer? He’s been in so many failed projects: Family Tools, Romantically Challenged, Perfect Couples, and Worst Week. He has only been a series regular in a show that fails. Bad omens fr this show!

    • Tom says:

      Agree. If he’s a series regular, it’s doomed to failure. Like David Walton.

      • KT says:

        Poor guy! I think he’s actually pretty funny, but he sure hasn’t ended up in projects that work out (like David Walton). I think the same could be said for Ken Marino. This show could be interesting!

  3. Eric says:

    Now this is a cast. Had no interest in this show but now I’m sure to check it out.

  4. tjchurch2001 says:

    So, you somehow figure that adding another female yet to be named (or the character described) makes Eva look like a bigger star?! (Pun intended.) Disagree.

    Also, loved watching Harris in “Practice” & “Minority Report”, as well as Andy in every show that had his name in the title (“quintuplets was 5 pains in the rear at least!), but can’t see their personalities working together on the same show.

  5. Erin B says:

    This sounds like a great ensemble. Looking forward to hearing who the other female lead will be.