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Geoff Stults is currently airing on the Fox comedy Enlisted, but that hasn’t stopped the handsome lead actor from signing on to a brand new project. On Friday, Stults joined the comedy pilot Cuz-Bros at rival network CBS. Since the gig on the CBS comedy won’t continue for the actor if Enlisted gets picked up for a second season, the actor is currently credited as a guest star.
Despite being listed as a guest star, it looks like Stults will be the main attraction. THR reports that Cuz-Bros will follow a ladies man who must reschedule his life after his listless cousin shows up on his doorstep looking for a place to stay. The Los Angeles-based comedy will star Stults as a successful local newscaster who knows how to turn on the charm for the ladies. His less-than-successful cousin, Barry, has yet to be cast in the series.
The news marks yet another entry in the saga of the not-so-charmed life of Stults. After landing a few small roles, the likeable actor really beefed up his resume with a recurring gig on 7th Heaven. This led him into leading roles on shows like Happy Town, October Road, The Finder and Enlisted. While leading roles are great, it’s kind of difficult to find long-term success with shows that are lacking on longevity.
It’s not like Stults is the only actor to have trouble finding a role that will resonate with audiences over the long haul. I would also not characterize it as Stults’ fault that he can’t catch a break. Not only do the studios continue to consider the man for new gigs, a lot of his programs do reasonably well critically, including Enlisted, which follows a ragtag army unit led by the most successful of three brothers and is currently running at 85% on Rotten Tomatoes. Hopefully, at some point, a Stults-starring show will land not only on a network’s schedule, but also in audiences’ hearts.
The good news is that Stults isn’t fading into obscurity. Enlisted wasn’t among the list of comedies Fox released about a week ago, including Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Mindy Project and New Girl. It also hasn’t been cancelled like Raising Hope. Even if Enlisted does get cancelled due to not-so-hot ratings, Stults has the Cuz-Bros pilot as a back-up, which means the actor has a good chance of being seen on TV next season.
In the meantime, you can catch the actor in action on Friday nights at 9 p.m. ET or catch a clip from Enlisted, below.