Will Arnett cast in Christina Applegate's NBC pilot


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Will Arnett has been cast alongside Christina Applegate in her NBC comedy pilot.

The untitled project from Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels and SNL writer Emily Spivey is a family comedy about an acerbic working mom and her stay-at-home husband and opinionated parents.

Arnett plays the husband. Which also means, btw, that he’s likely not secretly cast to take over for Steve Carell on NBC’s The Office. Arnett is making a guest appearance in the show’s season finale along with Ricky Gervais, which fueled speculation that he might be the new boss next season. Not even an illusionist can be two places at once (unless NBC decided to pluck him from the new project and stick him in The Office, but would they toy with us like that? Come on!).

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  • etm

    He has the weirdest face ever! I love Christina Applegate.

    • Lactose Intolerance

      I just read the Enrique Iglesias pulled out of Britney Spears!

  • Gupta


    • katie

      haha fail

      • Gupta


  • kyle

    This puts everything up in the air. Now I’m lost

  • JT

    So the only thing to do is pull the plug on the Office?

  • Mindy

    Hmmm. Interesting. Cool that he potentially has a new show with Christina Applegate. They are both so cool. I am still interested in seeing him on The Office.
    And I imagined your last “Come on” as spoken by GOB on Arrested Development.

  • markinnyc

    Great, he can play GOB in a new show……again…….for the fourth time. Acting skills, nil.

  • Anna

    Love Will, had my fingers crossed that he’d be sticking around the Office after the finale. Darn.

  • Mae

    will he play a househusband like he did on 30 rock?

    • DJ

      Haha with his gaybies?

  • Ari

    I love Will & the fact that Maya Rudolph was added last week – must see for me!

  • Dee Jones

    If my shows keep getting cancelled (Will Arnett) I`d call it a day and find something else to do. I wonder how these actors feel when there shows get cancelled. I would just give it up.

    • Mole

      He’s doing his job: making the deals, booking the work. People keep hiring him. When the material is good, the audience is there for him, too. So really, he’s doing exactly what a working actor should be doing.

  • Michael

    Christina Applegate, Maya Rudolph, AND Will Arnett! This show is an absolute MUST watch now. I sure hope it’s good enough for NBC to put it on it’s schedule, it sure sounds like a great show. Let’s hope it doesn’t disappoint.

  • jane1982

    Sounds interesting. Can we get him on Parks and Recreation as a guest actor now?

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