The latest round of pilot casting finds "Arrested Development" star Jeffrey Tambor taking another stab at sitcom success.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tambor will play a retired TV writer living in Hollywood's El Capitan apartment complex in "The Captain." Fran Kranz, JoAnna Garcia and Valerie Azlynn were previously cast in the project.
Tambor ("The Larry Sanders Show") spent a couple weeks earlier this season as one of the stars of NBC's ironically titled "20 Good Years."
In other CBS comedy casting, Nick D'Agosto ("Rocket Science") and Erick Avari ("Charlie Wilson's War") will join Marisa Tomei in "The Rich Inner Life of Penelope Cloud."
Over at FOX, "Chappelle's Show" veteran Bill Burr will take the other lead role in "Playing Chicken," joining Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz. The comedy focuses on a loudmouth conservative (Butz) forced to move in with his intellectual liberal brother (Burr).
Might we suggest a title change from "Playing Chicken" to "The Butz & Burr Variety Hour"?
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