Since exiting the forged of The Strolling Lifeless a few years in the past (minus a surprise appearance late in Season 7), actor Michael Cudlitz has been ready for that subsequent massive function, and he could have simply discovered it in a brand new present from former Final Man Standing showrunner Tim Doyle. Cudlitz has been tapped to take a comedic flip with a starring function in Doyle’s at the moment untitled ABC comedy pilot. Do not count on loads of blood and guts from this one, however the mustache is definitely a chance.
For the brand new venture, Michael Cudlitz is about to play the blue-collar husband and father Mike Dwyer, based on Deadline. Mike and his cookie-cutter spouse are liable for the livelihoods of eight rambunctious sons, and sure, it is a plot level that they’re Irish-Catholic. The only-camera comedy can be set within the 1970s, and the massive Dwyer household will bob and weave via the various tumultuous modifications that the last decade needed to provide, each on a public and private stage. In order you possibly can see, because it’s all happening within the ’70s, Cudlitz’s signature mustache can be proper at dwelling, even when porn performing would not enter into the narrative.
Ought to this untitled comedy pilot get ordered to collection, this could possibly be Michael Cudlitz’s third massive main function, following AMC’s The Strolling Lifeless and TNT’s Southland. Entering into community TV can be an enormous enhance for the actor’s post-Dead career, and exhibiting off his comedic abilities may result in different non-typecast roles sooner or later. For the report, Cudlitz did have one other comedy pilot arrange at ABC final 12 months, titled The Trustee, wherein he would have co-starred with Orange is the New Black‘s Laverne Cox and Hawaii 5-Zero‘s Meaghan Rath. The community handed on it, although, paving Cudlitz’s technique to this new gig.
Tim Doyle definitely would not have any ensures locked in with ABC, contemplating the community surprisingly cancelled the Tim Allen-starring Last Man Standing within the face of first rate rankings and a public outcry, however he is received a protracted profession in TV comedy that provides him an edge. Particularly with the star energy of Michael Cudlitz now a part of the bundle. Doyle has been part of the writing and manufacturing groups for reveals corresponding to Roseanne, Higher Off Ted, The Large Bang Principle, Dinosaurs and Sports activities Night time, amongst many extra. Here is hoping all the most effective elements of the reveals he is labored on will shine via with this ten-member household.
As the brand new present is at the moment in growth, it isn’t clear after we’ll hear extra updates from Tim Doyle’s upcoming ABC pilot, however we’re hoping it is an excellent match for Michael Cudlitz. Whereas ready to listen to extra, try our midseason premiere schedule for all of the reveals we all know are coming quickly.