A CBS pilot is “nice work if you can get it,” and Matthew Broderick just got it.
The film and Broadway star will play the lead in an untitled Tad Quill comedy pilot.
The project centers on Jack, who is raising his 12- year- old son and getting back into the dating pool. He is a recently widowed advertising exec who was pushed back into dating by his son Sebastian and a married colleague, and it goes surprisingly well for Jack.
Broderick is currently starring on Broadway in the musical “Nice Work if You Can Get It.” His signing for the pilot was apparently a “lengthy courtship” with the show’s producers.
Quill (“Scrubs,” “Spin City”) will write and exec produce the multicamera comedy. James Burrows will direct.
Broderick recently guest starred on ABC’s “Modern Family,” FX’s “Louie” and NBC’s “30 Rock.” Broderick was going to star in NBC’s 2010 failed pilot “Beach Lane.” Broderick is perhaps best known for the title role in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”
Broderick’s wife Sarah Jessica Parker (“Sex in the City”) has been recurring on “Glee’s” fourth season on Fox.
Broderick is represented by CAA and Jackoway Tyerman.