Matt Jones has been cast as a dad in CBS’ Chuck Lorre-produced comedy pilot Mom, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Jones will play Baxter, ex-husband to Anna Faris’ Christy and father of her son, Roscoe.
The multi-camera comedy centers on the newly sober Christy, a single mom trying to pull her life together in the Napa Valley. The West Wing‘s Allison Janney plays Faris’ character’s mom.
Jones is a Breaking Bad grad — he played Jesse’s pal Badger — who also has appeared on Hawaii Five-0 and NCIS and plays Zeke in the upcoming “The Farm” episode of NBC’s The Office.
TVLine also has learned that Spencer Daniels — best known as Meredith’s son Jake on The Office — has been cast as Luke, the boyfriend of Christy’s daughter Violet.
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In related news, Nate Corddry (Harry’s Law) has signed on to play Gabriel, Christy’s handsome, married boss.
If Mom gets a green light (and if Two and a Half Men returns for an 11th season, as many expect it will) that would bring to four the number of shows Lorre will have on the air next fall, joining the already renewed The Big Bang Theory and sure thing Mike & Molly.Follow @kimroots