McLovin to Star in Upcoming CBS Sitcom, ‘Friend Me’
For years since the release of ‘Superbad,’ Christopher Mintz-Plasse has distanced himself from the iconic “McLovin” persona with roles in movies like ‘Kick-Ass,’ ‘Fright Night” and ‘How to Train Your Dragon,’ but this fall the actor plans to reach whole new audiences and make all new ‘Friend’s.
Deadline TV reports that Christopher Mintz-Plasse has won a lead role in an upcoming fall CBS comedy, titled ‘Friend Me.’ One of two central characters, the former ‘Superbad’ star joins Nicholas Braun in a pilot which follows two twenty-something friends, Evan (Mintz-Plasse) and Rob (Braun), who move from their hometown of Indiana to sunny Los Angeles to begin their thrilling new lives working at coupon magnate Groupon.
Written by Alan Kirschenbaum and Ajay Sahgal, it’s not inconceivable that ‘Friend Me’ would be positioned as a male counterpart to breakaway CBS hit ‘2 Broke Girls,’ which follows the relatively similar premise of two young figures doing their best to work uncertain jobs through the modern financial landscape.
Mintz-Plasse’s only TV credit to date is that of a guest appearance on Starz’ cancelled gem ‘Party Down,’ and will next be heard lending his voice to animated features ‘ParaNorman‘ and ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2.’ He is currently filming CBS’ films ‘Get a Job,’ which coincidentally stars his ‘Friend Me’ castmate Braun.
Will you watch McLovin’ Christopher Mintz-Plasse when he comes to TV, or will this just be another CBS sitcom to throw on the pile? Might it be super-bad, even? Comment away in the forum below!