Walton Goggins to Star in ‘The Unicorn’ Comedy Pilot at CBS

Sitcom will be redeveloped as a single-camera comedy

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Walton Goggins has been set as the male lead in the CBS comedy pilot “The Unicorn.”

Written by Bill Martin and Mike Schiff, the comedy centers on a widower who discovers, as he tries to move on from the most difficult year of his life, that he’s utterly unprepared to raise his two daughters on his own and equally unprepared for the dating world where, to his shock, he’s suddenly a hot commodity.

Goggins’ character is described as a big-hearted open-book of a guy, but without his wife, he’s finding himself at sea. When his friends persuade him to start dating again, he discovers to his shock that he’s kind of a hot commodity, if only he knew what the hell he was doing.

The project, which hails from CBS Television Studios, was first picked up to pilot last month as a multi-camera sitcom. However, it is now set to be redeveloped as a single-camera, making it the only comedy pilot with the format at the network.

Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Wendi Trilling and Peyton Reed, who directed Goggins in last year’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” are executive producers.