Beau Bridges, CBS
Beau Bridges has officially signed on to play Will Arnett's father in CBS' upcoming comedy pilot, which is still currently untitled.
Greg Garcia (RAISING HOPE) will pen the pilot's scrip, as well as serve as executive produer. James Burrows has signed on to helm.
The multi-camera comedy follows a recently divorced man, Jack (Arnett), whose life grows exceedingly complicated complicated when his parents decide to call it quits and file for divorce. Margo Martindale, as previously reported, has signed on to play Jack's mother, who moves in with him. Their father, Tom (Bridges), a clueless klutz, moves in with Jack's sister, Debbie (Mary Elizabeth Ellis), and her husband.
The project reteams Bridges and Martindale, who will appear together on Showtime's upcoming series MASTERS OF SEX.
In an acclaimed career that spans film, television and theater, Beau Bridges has starred in countless award-winning projects. Over his storied sixty year career, he has been the recipient of 14 Emmy Award nominations, with three wins, and four Golden Globe nominations, with two wins. His television credits include "Brothers & Sisters," "Stargate: SG-1," "My Name is Earl," "White Collar," "The Closer," "Desperate Housewives," "Stargate: Atlantis," "The Agency," and the mini-series and movies "Into The West," "10.5: Apocalypse," "The Second Civil War," "Without Warning: The James Brady Story," "Hidden in America," "Kissinger and Nixon," and "Out of the Ashes" on SHOWTIME. His film credits include "The Fabulous Baker Boys," "The Descendants," "Norma Rae," "The Good German," "Spinning Into Butter," "Jerry Maguire," "Charlotte's Web" and "The Ballad of Jack and Rose."
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