'Worst' Casting For CBS Pilot


CBS has cast several lead roles in its single-camera comedy pilot "Worst Week," but don't feel bad if you don't immediately recognize them.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kyle Bornheimer will take the male lead in the Universal Media Studios/ Hat Trick comedy, with Jay Malone in a key supporting role.

Like so many pilots this season, "Worst Week" is based on a British format (in this case the BBC's "The Worst Week of My Life"). Bornheimer will play Sam, who experiences a mighty bad week that includes a vacation with his fiance's family. Ben Miller and Sarah Alexander starred in the British original.

The trade says that Malone will play the best friend and co-worker of the main character.

You might have spotted Bornheimer in his guest appearances on shows including "Jericho," "Weeds," "Will & Grace," "Medium" or "How I Met Your Mother," plus his extensive commercial work. Then again, you might not have. He also appeared in The CW's "Dash 4 Cash" last pilot season.

Malone is a Canadian stand-up comic whose credits include one episode of "Boston Legal."

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