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John Mulaney's NBC pilot just added some major talent. Elliott Gould and Martin Short have both signed on for roles in the project, which stars and is written by Mulaney, and is loosely based on the Saturday Night Live writer's life. Both Short and Gould have plenty of experience in both comedy and drama, with credits going back to the 60s and 70s.

Executive produced by John Mulaney, the NBC multi-camera comedy pilot, which centers on Mulaney's character John, "whose naïve, and often pointless, desire to 'be a good person' challenges his friendship with his roommates Jane and Seymour." Deadline says, after lengthy negotiations, Gould and Short have been signed on to co-star in the pilot. Gould will play John's gay neighbor. Meanwhile, Short is set to play Lou, a game show host John writes jokes for.

This is certainly some great casting for the comedy. Both actors have made a number of TV appearances in recent years, with Short playing a recurring role on Damages, and recently hosting an episode of Saturday Night Live. And Gould - whom many of us probably associate well for playing the role of Ross and Monica's father in Friends - is credited for a couple of episodes of Showtime's upcoming new drama Ray Donovan. His other recent credits include Law & Order: SVU, The Cape and an episode of CSI. He also played a role in Contagion and all three Ocean's movies. Hopefully things work out for this project, which comes from SNL's Lorne Michaels, 3 Arts and Universal TV. There's definitely plenty of talent involved.
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