9:11am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Fox's Tina Fey Comedy Adds 'CSI' Alum as Male Student
Fox's untitled Tina Fey and Matt Hubbard comedy has found a second of its four male leads.
CSI alum Brandon Jones has boarded the untitled comedy known as Cabot College, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The multicamera comedy takes place at a women's college that has just opened its doors to men for the first time. Third Watch alum Bonnie Dennison stars as Thena, a pretty but uptight sophomore and hard-core feminist who is the leader of the sizable population of Cabot College that doesn't want men on campus. Broadway actor Jack Cutmore-Scott co-stars as Charlie Deckard, a wealthy Kennedy-esque guy who enrolls in the college, much to Thena's chagrin. Chelsea Lately's Fortune Feimster co-stars.
Jones will play the series regular role of Gerald, one of the four male students at Cabot. He's described as a strapping, handsome, corn-fed and incredibly naive guy from a town of 300 in Utah. Gerald comes from a devoutly Mormon family, believes firmly in the dictates of his religion and swears he will not waver in the face of the many temptations around him.
Production on the comedy -- which has a series commitment -- begins in March, as Fox is poised to shift to year-round programming and away from the traditional pilot season. 30 Rock's Hubbard penned the script for the Universal Television vehicle and exec produces alongside Fey, Robert Carlock and David Miner. Pam Fryman (How I Met Your Mother) directs.
Jones, whose credits include Pretty Little Liars, The Fosters and Supernatural, also joins the cast. He's repped by Greene & Associates.