Jimmy Kimmel has joined the ABC comedy pilot “Man of the House” as narrator, TheWrap has learned.
The comedy stars Alyson Hannigan and Leslie Bibb as two recently divorced sisters who decide to move in together to raise their kids under one roof, including Bradley (Jake Shorty), a young football star left to figure out what manhood means in a world where he’s now completely surrounded by women.
Kimmel will provide voiceover as the adult version of Short’s character on the Kerry Washington-produced multi-camera hybrid sitcom. Jenna Ortega and Reece Caddell also star.
The ABC Studios pilot is written by “Baby Daddy” executive producer Frank Pines and “black-ish” alum Vijal Patel. Washington serves as executive producer alongside Pilar Savone of her Simpson Street production company, and Gail Berman and Joe Earley of The Jackal Group.
The role builds on Kimmel’s existing relationship with ABC, which includes serving as host of ABC’s late-night show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” as well as the network’s two most recent Academy Awards telecasts.