September 06, 2011 1:27pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Suburgatory' Enlists Jay Mohr
Jay Mohr is taking his commitment issues to ABC.
The former star of CBS’ Gary Unmarried has booked a recurring role on the upcoming ABC comedy Suburgatory, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
As first reported by TV Line, Mohr will play Steve Royce, the absent husband of Cheryl Hines’ unconventional local mom Dallas.
Starring Jane Levy as a New York teenager whose live is uprooted when her single father (Jeremy Sisto) opts for a better life and moves the family to the suburbs, where they must contend with the new way of life and the locals – like Dallas -- in their community.
Steve is described as finding inspiration from both Donald Trump in business and Don Draper at home, where he and Dallas have a “don’t ask, don’t tell” marriage.
Suburgatory premieres Wednesday, Sept. 28 on ABC.
Mohr played Gary Books on CBS’ Gary Unmarried from 2008 to 2010. His credits also include The Ghost Whisperer.