‘Ben and Kate’ Alum Nat Faxon Lands Lead in FX Marriage Comedy

Nat Faxon will play a man whose wife gives him permission to cheat on her in order to save their union

"Ben and Kate" might not have made a splash, but its star Nat Faxon is still finding work.

Faxon has signed on as the lead for the untitled FX comedy pilot from "The Last Exorcism" writer Andrew Gurland.

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The as-yet-untitled project centers on a woman who gives her husband permission to find a mistress in order to help save their marriage.

Gurland is writing and executive producing the pilot, with Paul Young and Peter Principato also executive producing for Principato-Young Entertainment.

"Ben and Kate," which starred Faxon as Ben, the laid-back brother of single mother Kate (Dakota Johnson), premiered in September on Fox with a lukewarm 2.0 rating/6 share in the key 18-49 demographic, and was pulled from the network's schedule in January after dropping from there.

Faxon won an Oscar for co-writing "The Descendants."

Deadline first reported the news of Faxon's casting.