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Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Dads’: Giovanni Ribisi Replaces Tommy Dewey

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Though already ordered to series, Seth MacFarlane‘s first live-action TV project ‘Dads‘ has already garnered a significant amount of attention without so much as a single aired episode. Now, with its pilot episode already in the can, we’re hearing that the series will undergo a major change by replacing lead actor Tommy Dewey with MacFarlane favorite Giovanni Ribisi, but what other changes can we expect before ‘Dads’ makes it to air?

While Seth MacFarlane’s various FOX animated series court an entirely different kind of controversy, Deadline reveals that MacFarlane’s upcoming live-action project ‘Dads’ has already undergone one major change. According to reports, actor Giovanni Ribisi (Ted) has been chosen to star opposite Seth Green, replacing previous ‘Dads’ star Tommy Dewey.

One of FOX’s first major pickups of the coming season, ‘Dads’ follows two successful men in their 30s who find their lives turned upside-down when their nightmare fathers (Peter Riegert and Martin Mull, ‘Arrested Development’s Gene Parmesan) unexpectedly move in with them. Written and executive produced by ‘Ted’ scribes Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, with MacFarlane acting as a third, non-writing executive producer, ‘Dads’ has been given an initial pickup order of six episodes.

Dewey had also held a recurring role on FOX’s ‘The Mindy Project,’ while ‘Dads’ marks a rare regular TV turn for Ribisi. Ribisi will also feature in MacFarlane’s upcoming Western comedy project.

What say you? Does the combination of Seth Green, Giovanni Ribisi and Seth MacFarlane peak your interest for ‘Dads?

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