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Among the numerous TV and film credits on J.K. Simmons' CV is a role in Starz' unfortunately short-lived comedy Party Down. Simmons will be reuniting Party Down's Adam Scott in another excellent TV comedy coming soon. The actor is set to appear in an episode of NBC's Parks and Recreation, where Scott plays Ben, the fiancť of leading lady Leslie Knope. And it just so happens that Simmons' role involves Ben.
If you've been watching TBS lately, you may have noticed that the cable network has already begun promoting their upcoming comedy series Men at Work. Production is not only underway for the series, which premieres next month, but it already has a few guest stars lined up to make an appearance.
Now, to really prove ABC has gotten its new pilot going, White Van Man has added one more to the cast. J.K. Simmons has been hired to play the patriarch of the family in the new series.Between Simmons and Bornheimer, the show, about a young man who puts aside his own dreams to take over his dadís handyman business, should be pretty funny. It is rather a good sign that Bornheimer and Simmons chose Mark Gordonís particular pilot to work on next season.