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Damon Wayans Jr Picks His Pilot: ‘New Girl’ Alum to Star on CBS Multicam Sitcom

Potential series hails from ”Last Man on Earth,“ ”9JKL“ writers

Damon Wayans Jr. has made his final decision. Well, at least for this pilot season.

The “New Girl” alum has been cast in CBS’ untitled multi-camera comedy project from writers Tim McAuliffe (“The Last Man on Earth”) and Austen Earl (“9JKL”), TheWrap confirmed.

The comedy focuses on a 30-something couple tired of their mundane life, who start to reconnect with their younger, cooler selves when an emerging pop star, who is drawn to their super normal suburban life, moves in.

Wayans will play Peter, a good guy with a sense of humor, who is happily married to his dream wife, Claire (a character who has yet to be cast). He is an accountant and the business manager of young superstar musician, Cooper (also yet to be cast), who comes to live with them.

This marks the third ever broadcast pilot for Wayans, following the single-camera “Happy Endings” and “New Girl,” both of which made it to series. According to media reports, he was very in demand this season and fielded multiple offers.

Wayans recently appeared in the new season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

He is repped by WME.

McAuliffe and Earl are penning the script for the untitled project, which hails from CBS TV Studios. They will both executive produce along with “Late Late Show with James Corden” executive producer Ben Winston via Fulwell 73 and 3 Arts Entertainment’s Michael Rotenberg and Jonathan Berry.