Matthew Broderick Joins CBS Pilot

Matthew Broderick will be starring in a new pilot being developed by CBS.

The pilot doesn’t have a name yet but it’s being written by Tad Quill, the writer behind the hit Zach Braff comedy Scrubs.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the new pilot will center on Jack, a single father, trying to get back into the dating game while raising his 12-year-old son.

Deadline reports that the CBS has been trying to develop the show for the last three years but they’ve been having trouble finding the perfect actor for the lead role.

CBS has been looking for someone who can play a charming, confident single father. Apparently Ferris Bueller is the man to fill those shoes.

Broderick is best known for his Broadway career (he’s currently starring in the musical Nice Work If You Can Get It) but he has plenty of TV experience. This will be the first time he’s the lead in his own TV show but he’s done guest spots on popular shows like Modern Family, 30 Rock, and Louie.

Here’s a look at Broderick in his most recent Broadway role.

Are you looking forward to the new Matthew Broderick show?

Broderick has tried to land a steady TV gig in the past. In 2010, he was attached to NBC’s pilot Beach Lane but the show never made it to the air.

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