Kal Penn Joins CBS Comedy Pilot Ex-Men

By Kelly West 2 years ago discussion comments
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Earlier today we shared the news that Paranormal Activity 3 star Chris Smith was cast in the lead of the single-camera comedy pilot in the works for CBS. Now it looks like another familiar face (and even more recognizable name) has boarded the project in a co-starring capacity.

Deadline has reported that Kal Penn has signed on to co-star in the Rob Greenberg-created pilot. Ex-Men will have Chris Smith playing a man who befriends the other "more experienced guys living in a short-term rental complex." Penn's character is Gil, a man who's living at the complex after being kicked out of his home when he was caught engaging in "the world's worst affair." There's definitely a story there. And one we'll get to hear if this comedy goes to series.

Kal Penn is probably best known for his starring role in the Harold and Kumar movies, and he had a recurring role on 24 in the series' sixth season, and regular role on Fox's House for a couple of seasons. He left the Fox medical drama when he took time off from acting to work at the White House. He's since returned to acting and played in a recurring role on CBS' How I Met Your Mother. If things go well for Ex-Men, that'll put him back on CBS. The cast for the pilot seems to be shaping up nicely, especially when factoring in Penn's involvement. We'll have to wait and see who else joins the project.
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