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Will Forte to Star in Steve Levitan’s Fox Pilot ‘Rebounding’

Former ”Saturday Night Live“ funnyman will play a grieving guy who gets over his fiance’s death with help from his dumb basketball buddies

Will Forte has landed the lead in the Fox pilot "Rebounding," TheWrap has confirmed.

The former "Saturday Night Live" cast member and "MacGruber" star will star in the single-camera comedy, which follows "a man recovering from the death of his fiancé with the help of the idiots on his pick-up basketball team."

"Modern Family" executive producer Steve Levitan is producing the project, along with "Just Shoot Me" alum Joe Portman and Joe Wiseman, who are also writing the project.

"Perfect Couples" vet Hayes MacArthur and "Better Off Ted" actor Malcolm Barrett co-star, as Teller and Ravi, respectively.

Veteran "Modern Family" director Jason Winer will be helming the pilot, which comes from 20th Century Fox Television.

News of Forte's casting comes hot on the high heels of his latest "30 Rock" appearance as Jena Malone's boyfriend/impersonator Paul.