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Matthew Broderick Joins CBS's Tad Quill Comedy Pilot

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.

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"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.