Matthew Broderick will play a recently widowed father getting back into the dating world
Matthew Broderick is officially a single man — or at least he'll play one in his latest project.
"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" star Broderick has been cast to star in CBS's upcoming pilot from Tad Quill ("Scrubs," "Samantha Who?").
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Broderick will play Jack, a recently widowed father who raises his 12-year-old son while jumping back into the dating pool.
Quill is writing and executive-producing the as-yet-untitled, multi-camera pilot.
CBS Television Studios is producing.
Should the project go to series, this would mark Broderick's first regular run on television. He has guest-starred on a number of series, appearing in recent years on "30 Rock," "Louie" and "Modern Family."
Deadline first reported the news of Broderick's casting.