Jay Mohr is set to star in CBS' untitled Kohan/Mutchnick office-buddy comedy pilot. The show is about two friends and writing partners - one straight (Mohr) and one gay (Brian Austin Green) - and the women (Jessica Capshaw, Vanessa Lengies) who work with them. The Hollywood Reporter says Mohr's character is a guy's guy who loves sports and reads a lot.
Josh Gad and Ayda Field have joined Fox's comedy pilot Back to You as two roles on the project, formerly titled Action News. The ensemble comedy is set at a local TV station, and centers on an womanizing newscaster (Kelsey Grammer) who must co-anchor with his ex (Patricia Heaton).
Gad will play the station's young, corporate-type news director, while Field will play a former child beauty pageant winner hired as a weather girl; the pilot is scheduled to shoot Friday.