Matthew Broderick has signed on to star in NBC's multicamera comedy pilot Beach Lane, which was green-lighted Monday.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network also picked up another multicamera comedy pilot, Perfect Couples.

Beach Lane stars Broderick as a celebrity author hired by an irresponsible millionaire heir to run his struggling small-town newspaper in the Hamptons.

Broderick was approached to do the project months ago but would only commit after reading the final script.

Perfect Couples is a romantic comedy revolving around three couples, all with varying definitions of relationship perfection.