Will Arnett is aiming to be in prime time one way or another this fall: The star of Up All Night and Arrested Development has been cast as the lead in an untitled Greg Garcia comedy pilot for CBS, EW has learned.
In the multi-camera show, Arnett will play a recent divorcé whose life grows more complicated as his parents experience problems in their marriage. (Arnett and wife/Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler separated last fall.)
The pilot is being written and executive produced by Garcia, who created Raising Hope and My Name is Earl. Jim Burrows (Cheers, Friends) will direct.
Garcia’s potential series is in second position to NBC’s Up All Night, but that comedy is in a state of upheaval right now. The single-camera show — which is currently on hiatus — is being reconfigured as a multi-camera series with a live studio audience, and less than two weeks ago Christina Applegate, Arnett’s on-screen wife, announced that she was exiting the show.
Meanwhile, Arnett has been shooting new episodes of the revived Arrested, which will debut on Netflix in May.