“The Odd Couple,” the comedy remake that will begin airing on CBS this midseason, has booked two recurring guest spots. Read on to know more about this development, including additional development news for Netflix’s “Grace & Frankie.”
TV Line was first to report that “Popular” veteran Leslie Bibb will be dropping by the set of the Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon starrer, “The Odd Couple,” for CBS. The actress has been cast as Casey, the sister of Emily, who is played by Lindsay Sloane, a series regular. Casey is described as a professional model who is not into complicated relationships. For now, the role will be a recurring one. Bibb was last seen as guest in NBC’s “About a Boy.”
“The Odd Couple” has also added George Stults to its guest list, playing the role of Murph, who is described as an ex-baseball player, but who then left the sport because of an injury. Murph is a charming and easygoing Midwesterner who enjoys hanging out with Oscar (Perry). Oscar will help him figure out his next career move.
“The Odd Couple,” a Neil Simon classic, is developed, co-written and co-executive produced by Matthew Perry
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Meanwhile, Stults will also be a guest in another comedy series, specifically on Netflix’s “Grace & Frankie.” He will play the role of Mitch, who is the husband of Grace’s (Jane Fonda) daughter Mallory (Brooklyn Decker). Mitch is described as an OBGYN, who juggles between his duties as a doctor and his responsibilities as a family man.
Stults was part of FOX’s canceled series “Enlisted,” which Yahoo! Screen opted not to take on board for another season, after negotiations have failed.
“Grace & Frankie” will star Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin and is developed by “Friends” creator Martha Kauffman.
Both “The Odd Couple” and Grace & Frankie” are currently in production, with the former scheduled to premiere in spring of 2015. “Grace and Frankie,” meanwhile, is slated for a binge-watch release on Netflix, also in 2015.
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