12:00pm PT by Michael O'Connell
John C. McGinley to Star in IFC Horror-Comedy 'Stan Against Evil'
IFC has found its Stan. Scrubs alum John C. McGinley has been tapped to tackle the title role in horror comedy Stan Against Evil.
The eight-episode project from The Simpsons alum Dana Gould and first reported by The Hollywood Reporter is set to start shooting in June with the episodes slated for a fall premiere.
Stanley Miller (McGinley), described as a sour, aging bulldog of a New England police sheriff who loses his job after an awkward outburst, befriends his replacement (Janet Varney). The two join forces to fight a plague of angry demons haunting their New Hampshire town.
McGinley, who most recently starred in TBS comedy Ground Floor, also will serve as an executive producer. "Dana has crafted the most deliciously combustible, subversive contrarian on television," the actor said Monday in a statement. "And we are going to set it off."
Written and produced by Gould, the project also is executive produced by Tom Lassally at 3 Arts and Radical Media's Frank Scherma and Justin Wilkes
McGinley is repped by UTA.