Kal Penn Joins CBS Comedy Pilot ‘Ex-Men’

"Harold & Kumar" star Kal Penn will play a guy who's wife hasn't forgiven him for an affair

Kal Penn is moving from his White House gig to a considerably less impressive setting.

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"Harold & Kumar" and "House" star Penn, who has worked on and off for the Barack Obama administration (and is currently working on his campaign), has signed on to co-star in the CBS comedy pilot "Ex-Men," about a group of single guys who live in a short-term rental complex.

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Penn will play Gil, a guy who moves into the complex as he waits for his wife to forgive him for an affair he had three years earlier.

The pilot, from "How I Met Your Mother" producer Rob Greenberg, who's writing and directing, was greenlit for the 2013-14 season earlier this month.

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Penn has worked with Greenberg on "HIMYM," on which he had a recurring role as Kevin.

The actor's most recent pilot, "Prairie Dogs," was passed over by ABC earlier this year.