Freddie Prinze Jr. Just Signed On For A New Network TV Show

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If you've been craving some more Freddie Prinze Jr. in your life, you might just be about to get your wish, since the actor looks to be making a major return to the small screen before too long. After spending many of the past few years doing voice work in video games and on animated shows like Star Wars: Rebels and Robot Chicken, Freddie Prinze Jr. is heading to TV for his first major live action role in almost a decade. Prinze just signed on to the CBS comedy pilot, I Mom So Hard where he'll play one of the two male leads opposite creators and stars Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley.

The multi-camera comedy will see Freddie Prinze Jr. play Hale, a former athlete who's married to Jen and now works from home. Hale has a dry sense of humor and a great friendship with his wife's best friend, Kristin, and her husband, Brian (David Fynn, Undateable). I Mom So Hard, which is based on the popular #imomsohard web series from Hensley and Smedley, will focus on two mothers who use their friendship to help them deal with the pressures and struggles of being wives and mothers. According to Deadline, the CBS pilot comes from Michelle Nader (2 Broke Girls) and Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars), with a script co-written by Hensley, Smedley and Nader.

As was mentioned above, this is actually a big move for Freddie Prinze Jr. After becoming known in the late 1990s and early 2000s for a string of teen and young adult focused movies like I Know What You Did Last Summer and its sequel, She's All That, Down to You, Summer Catch, Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, he moved away from films and began making guest appearances on TV shows and focusing on voice work. Aside from a season-long stint on his own television show, Freddie, from 2005-2006 and a season spent on 24 in 2010, his live action TV work has been in a guest starring capacity. He's lent his talents to series like Friends, George Lopez, Boston Legal, Psych, Witches of East End and Bones. His other voice work has included Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time, Mass Effect 3, Dragon Age: Inquisition and Bordertown.

Since CBS has only ordered a pilot for I Mom So Hard at this time, we don't when (or if) the comedy will hit the small screen, so stay tuned to CinemaBlend and we'll keep you up to date on new information about the show as it becomes available. For more information on what you can watch in the coming weeks, be sure to check out our midseason premiere guide, 2018 Netflix premiere guide and this year's Amazon Prime schedule.

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