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CBS pilot 'The McCarthys' adds a New Kid on the Block

Joey McIntyreCBS's family-based sitcom pilot The McCarthys has rounded out the casting for its Boston clan, adding a New Kid on the Block, one-half of a popular British female comedy duo, and a genuine Bostonian.

Jake Lacy (The Office) stars in the single-camera comedy as Ronny, the smart, funny, and neurotic gay son who came out to his large, sports-obsessed Irish-Catholic family two years ago. Although Ronny finally decides to move out of his parents' house and start his own life, his family constantly finds ways to involve him in their drama. To the McCarthys, Ronny's greatest sin isn't his homosexuality, but his desire to spend less time with them.

Actor/singer Joey McIntyre of the legendary boy band New Kids on the Block will play older brother Gerard, the only short guy in the family who is not happy with his height. Although McIntyre has guest-starred on CSI: NY, 90210, and Psych, The McCarthys would be his first regular series role since FOX's Boston Public a decade ago.

Jessica ChaffinJessica Chaffin, one-half of the successful British comedy team Ronna and Beverly with Jamie Denbo, will play sister Jackie. While swinging wildly from overconfidence to insecurity, Jackie is completely unaware that she is her mother's least favorite offspring. Ouch.

Jimmy Dunn, a Boston actor whose only credit is a bit appearance in the 2003 feature comedy Stuck On You, will play another brother named Sean. A former star athlete, Sean now lives in an attic room above his brother's third-floor apartment.

Academy Award nominee Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) and Jack McGee (Rescue Me) signed on to play the McCarthy parents Marjorie and Arthur. Fred Savage will direct the pilot.

- The McCarthys
- Joey McIntyre
- Jessica Chaffin
- James Dunn

Written by: Chrononaut
Mar 8th, 2013, 4:53 pm

Images courtesy of CBS

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