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Matthew Broderick Joins CBS Comedy as Widowed Dad

Matthew Broderick CBS Sitcom Widower
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CBS pilots are going to have a tough time getting through to production this year, especially after the eye network renewed 18 of its established series this past week. One standout might be the rare full-time presence of Matthew Broderick, who today joins an untitled three-camera sitcom pilot from ‘Scrubs’ alum Tad Quill, but will Broderick’s new role as a widowed father be enough to break free from the pack? Find out about Matthew Broderick’s TV return inside!

Matthew Broderick’s return to ‘30 Rock‘ this year and recent guest-stint on ‘Modern Family‘ may have rubbed off on the ‘Ferris Bueller’ star, as Deadline has revealed that Broderick has joined an untitled CBS pilot in the role of a widowed father raising a 12-year old son, and trying to return to the dating pool.

The comedy pilot is penned by ‘Scrubs’ alum Tad Quill, who met with Broderick personally to attract him to the series, but faces some stiff competition from rival pilots jockeying for a position on CBS’ limited schedule. CBS originally developed the project and ordered it to pilot three years ago, but it ended up shelved due to difficulties casting the lead role.

Pilot competition continues to heat up for CBS, facing new series with Chuck Lorre, Will Arnett, Robin Williams and more, but what say you? Would you be interested to see Ferris Matthew Bueller at the head of a CBS sitcom?

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