Abigail Spencer (Timeless) and Donald Faison (Scrubs) have been cast in a new NBC sitcom to star opposite the previously announced Jon Cryer (two and a half men). According Deadlinethe multi-camera series is written by Survivor’s remorse Creator, Mike O’Malley who will also serve as an executive producer alongside The Conners executive producer and owner of the Boston Red Sox, Tom WernerBoston Celtics majority owner Wyc Grousbeck and his wife, Emilie Fazzalariand George Geyer.
While it might at first seem odd why there are so many big names in the sport associated with the production, check out the show‘s plot: The untitled comedy will focus on a non-divorced couple at the amicably named Jim (Cryer) and Julia ( Spencer). The estranged duo have two young children at home and decide the fairest and best way to raise them together is to take turns staying with them. Although they parted ways on good terms, things get a bit dicey when the owner of Jim’s favorite sports team (Faison) meets Julia, and the two form an instant bond that leads to a whirlwind romance.
Faison will play Trey, the owner of the Boston Celtics (now everything checks out…), MIT grad and Julia’s fast-paced fiancé. Successful in her own right, Spencer’s Julia is the founder and director of a crisis management company. Cryer’s Jim is a corporate compliance officer with a witty and intelligent sense of humor. An easy-going, good-natured man, Jim gets along well with everyone, especially his ex-wife Julia with whom he tries hard to keep in touch.
No stranger to the world of sitcoms, Faison’s name is synonymous with the long-running NBC hospital comedy series, Scrubs. Next to Zach Braff, Faison helmed the sitcom for a fantastic eight-season run. More recently, Faison held credits on Legends of tomorrow and has appeared in the past on NBC Emergence. Outside of live-action, Faison created, starred in, and served as showrunner for the stop-motion series Adult Swim, Jackson of Alabama. Critics Choice nominee for her work in RectifySpencer is well known for her roles in dramas including Mad Men and the NBC science fiction series, Timeless. Recently, she retained a recurring part of season 18 of the medical drama, Grey’s Anatomy.
At this time, no release date for the untitled sitcom Cryer, Faison and Spencer has been announced, but stay tuned to Collider for more information.