Some TV news this week.
Garret has been cast in Greg Garcia‘s (My Name Is Earl) new comedy pilot for Fox, called Keep Hope Alive. He will play Burt Chance, a guy who runs a pool cleaning business and gets thrown a curve ball when his son Jimmy (Lucas Neff) gets a serial killer pregnant and winds up having to raise the baby. Martha Plimpton will play Garret’s wife Virginia and Cloris Leachman will play his grandmother-in-law.
More about the premise, from the Hollywood Reporter:
The single-camera “Hope” centers on Jimmy (Neff), a 25-year-old man raising an infant with the help of his quirky family after the mother of the baby, with whom he had a one-night stand, ends up on death row.
Plimpton will play Jimmy’s no-nonsense mother who got pregnant with him when she was 16 and has no interest in raising another baby.
[Olesya] Rulin will play a smart waitress whom Jimmy considers the perfect woman to help him raise his daughter. [THR]
The pilot starts shooting early next month, with Michael Fresco (Northern Exposure, Murder One, Providence, My Name Is Earl) directing.