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Suite Life's Phill Lewis Joins Matthew Broderick In CBS Comedy

Tad Quill's multi-camera comedy pilot still doesn't have a title, but it does have sit-com veteran James Burrows set to direct, not to mention Matthew Broderick and Kristin Chenoweth attached to star. And now we can add Phill Lewis to the list. The actor joints he cast of the pilot, which stars a recently widowed father who's looking to get back into the dating scene.

Broderick is set to play the lead role of Jack in the project, while Kristin Chenoweth of Pushing Daisies and GCB will play his sister. And now Deadline is reporting that Lewis is on board to play Jack's best friend and co-worker. It's reportedly a lead role in the project, so we should expect to see him around quite a bit if this comedy goes to series.

Lewis' credits are extensive, with appearances in a number of comedies (Raising Hope, The Big C, Scrubs and How I Met Your Mother) and quite a few kids shows, including playing Mr. Moseby in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and The Suite Life on Deck. And Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans may remember him as the friendly, smoking guidance counselor in the Beauty and the Beasts episode. I liked Mr. Platt, but unfortunately, his character wasn't meant to last, as he went the way or Mr. Flutie in falling victim to a student's supernatural-related ailment. Among Lewis' most recent credits is a part on Special Agent Oso for Disney Channel. But we may be seeing him on CBS soon enough if things work out for Quill's project.

Kelly West
Kelly West

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