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Jay Mohr, Paula Marshall and Jaime King have been tapped to star in CBS' untitled Ed Yeager comedy pilot. Also cast in the pilot are Ryan Malgarini and Laura Marano. The multicamera project from ABC Studios centers on a recently divorced dad (Mohr) who tries to navigate new waters with his ex-wife (Marshall), to whom he was married for 15 years, his kids (Malgarini, Marano) and his new girlfriend (King).
Mohr is a regular on CBS' drama "Ghost Whisperer," produced by ABC Studios and CBS Par. As part of his deal to star in the Yeager pilot, that project also will become a co-production with CBS Par.
THE HONEYMOON'S OVER
Gary Coleman, 40, and his 22-year-old wife, Shannon Price, are set to appear on TV's "Divorce Court" on May 1-2. Among the problems the pair discusses with Judge Lynn Toler are Coleman's anger and intimacy issues. "If he doesn't get his way, he throws a temper tantrum like a 5-year-old does," Price says on the show. "He bashes his head against the wall, too."
LEHRER TO RETURN
PBS anchor Jim Lehrer will return to "The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer" in the coming months following heart-valve surgery last week at Mass General in Boston. PBS said the surgery was a success. Meanwhile, the show will be anchored by Judy Woodruff, Ray Suarez, Margaret Warner and Gwen Ifill.