10:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Reggie Watts Among Trio Cast in Comedy Central's 'Bad Advice From My Brother'
Comedy Central has set the stars for its adaptation of Jordan Pope Roush's blog Bad Advice From My Brother.
Reggie Watts, Miles Fisher and Mike Castle have been tapped to star in the half-hour comedy pilot, lifting the cast contingency on the project, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Bad Advice revolves around two brothers: Jason (Fisher), the older and not necessarily wiser one who has spent most of his post-college life chasing women and money on Wall Street, and Ben (Castle), the younger of the pair who wants to follow in the footsteps of their neighbor, Reggie (Watts). When Ben moves in, Jason sees it as an opportunity to reflect on his mistakes and steer his brother into an opposite path. Unfortunately for Ben, Jason's advice is typically bad and creates more problems than solutions.
Roush will adapt his blog and pen the script for the Jax Media production in addition to executive producing. Bad Advice will be executive produced by Brad Copeland, who serves as showrunner, Chris Koch, who directs, and Trevor Engelson. Tony Hernandez is set as co-EP.
Watts is a comedian/musician who currently appears as the sidekick on IFC's Comedy Bang Bang. He's been a regular guest on FX's Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell and Conan, serving as the opening act for Conan O'Brien's The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour in 2010. Watts previously appeared on Comedy Central's Michael and Michael Have Issues and short interstitials during the cabler's late-night block, in addition to releasing comedy albums on Comedy Central Records. He's repped by Gersh, Olivia Wingate Artists and Schreck Rose.
Castle starred in NBC's untitled Robert Padnick/Greg Daniels (The Office) comedy pilot, which did not move forward. The young actor has worked in improv comedy at the Improv Olympic and Second City Chicago. Last pilot season, he had a co-starring gig on ABC's failed Mandy Moore comedy. He's repped by CAA and Principato-Young.
Fisher's credits include Final Destination 5, J. Edgar, Superhero Movie and episodes of Mad Men, Gossip Girl and Psych. He's repped by UTA and attorney Tara Kole.
Pope Roush, Copeland and Koch are with UTA.