Will Arnett cast in new CBS comedy pilot

By Danielle Fredette,

With his show Up All Night currently on hiatus, Will Arnett has landed a new role as a recently divorced single man in a new CBS comedy.


According to US Weekly, 42-year old Arnett, who split with wife Amy Poehler last year, will play a character with a complicated life and parents with their own marital issues in the currently untitled comedy. The pilot is being written and produced by Greg Garcia, creator of both Raising Hope and My Name Is Earl.

Up All Night's haitus was announced in October, taking a three month break and coming back this spring as a multi-camera show filmed in front of a live audience, reports TV Guide.

Arnett's on-screen wife, Christina Applegate, also announced that she would be leaving the show to "move on to other endeavors," reports US Weekly, while co-star Maya Rudolph is currently pregnant with her fourth child.

Applegate says that "the show has taken a different creative direction. I will miss the cast, producers and crew, and wish them the best always."

Arnett is also preparing for the fourth season of Arrested Development, which will consist of 14 episodes that will be available to stream on Netflix simultaneously in May, with cameos by Kristin Wiig and Seth Rogen, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

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