Will Arnett, who has been busy shooting new episodes for the revival of “Arrested Development” on Netflix (to air sometime in May), has been grabbed for the lead role in the untitled Greg Garcia CBS comedy.
The project will centre on Arnett’s character, Jack, who has recently divorced from his wife and gets some more bad news when he learns that his parents are having some problems in paradise as well. CBS studios are producing the pilot and Greg Garcia (creator of “Raising Hope” and “My Name Is Earl”) is writing and executive producing.
Arnett’s current series on NBC, “Up All Night”, is struggling through a sort of limbo. While the show has not officially been cancelled, it is not moving forward either. The originally planned transition from single-to-multi camera set up with a live studio audience may not follow through after the comedy lost its female star Christina Applegate only ten days ago.
Since the unexpected exit of Applegate, Arnett has been highly sought after for a number of different pilots. The character of Jack on the untitled pilot has parallels to Arnett’s real life experience and struggle through his divorce last fall from “Parks and Recreation” star Amy Poehler.