NBC comedy pilot Joe, Joe & Jane has filled out its main cast, adding two Joes to its Jane.
Will Greenberg will play the central Joe, a conflict-avoidant children's book author who finds himself caught in an ongoing tug-of-war between two needy, flawed people in his life: his wife Jane and his best friend/co-author, also named Joe.
If the multi-camera comedy is picked up, Joe, Joe & Jane would be Greenberg's first regular series role. Previously, he guest-starred in a number of television's most popular comedies, including Modern Family, The Office, and Entourage.
Fresh off his starring turn as Henry Martin on ABC's canceled 666 Park Avenue, Dave Annable has landed the role of the other Joe. In addition to co-writing children's books with his best friend Joe, Joe is described as a handsome ladies man. Before 666 Park Ave., Annable starred on ABC's long-running Brothers & Sisters and FOX's short-lived Reunion.
Upright Citizens Brigade performer Lauren Lapkus, who had a regular role on NBC's Are You There, Chelsea?, has been cast as Melissa, Jane's best friend who is always on call for her. Lapkus also has a role in the upcoming original comedy series from Netflix, entitled Orange Is The New Black.
Adding the illusion of diversity to the pilot, Asif Ali rounds out the main cast as Joe and Joe's "bro" of an agent, Matt. He is a former frat boy. Ali has appeared in one-off roles on a handful of TV series, including NCIS, Modern Family, and Up All Night.
The lovely Sally Pressman (Army Wives) has already been tapped to play the titular Jane in this semi-autobiographical comedy inspired by the relationship between writing partners/best friends Joe Port and Joe Wiseman (New Girl) and Wiseman's wife. The project was pitched with the tagline, "It's not about a couple — it's about a trouple."
Are you prepared for the word "trouple" to invade pop culture lexicon, or will Joe, Joe & Jane go the way of CBS's Partners?