Fox is preparing a new series being executive produced by "Ted" creator Seth MacFarlane called Dads. The series, which is going to be written by MacFarlane's "Ted" colleagues Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, will look at two men in the thirties who work in the video game industry.
The two men, Eli and Warner, have their lives flipped upside down when their fathers move in with them unexpectedly.
Peter Riegert, who played Boon in the classic 1978 comedy "Animal House," has been cast as David, the father of Eli (who has not been cast yet). David is a Jewish man in his sixties who finds the negative in every situation. No one enjoys being around David, including Eli, who was abandoned by David when he was five. Now David wants to create a relationship despite Eli's reluctance.
Tommy Dewey (The Mindy Project) will play Warner and Scandal's Brenda Song has been cast as the video game entrepreneurs assistant (who does not currently have a name).
Six episodes are being developed on the series, with The Big Bang Theory's Mark Cendrowski attached to direct the pilot.
Riegert was most recently seen in the Matt Damon film "We Bought a Zoo." He has also appeared on The Sopranos, One Tree Hill, The Good Wife and Damages.