'Paranormal Activity 3' Actor Nabs Lead in CBS Pilot 'Ex-Men'

Chris Smith will play a young guy who moves into a short-term rental complex and makes fast friends with his fellow tenants in the entry from "How I Met Your Mother" producer Rob Greenberg.
Chris Smith

Chris Smith is moving into CBS' rental complex.

The actor, whose credits include Paranormal Activity 3 and CBS' failed Nick Stoller comedy pilot, has been tapped to star in Ex-Men, CBS' single-camera comedy pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The effort from How I Met Your Mother producer Rob Greenberg revolves around a young guy who finds camaraderie living among the more experienced guys he meets in a short-term rental complex.Smith will play the young guy.

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Eric and Kim Tannenbaum are aboard to executive produce the entry, which marks the network's first pilot order of the 2013-14 development season. Greenberg (Bent, Happy Endings) will write and direct the CBS TV Studios/Tannenbaum Co. pilot.

If ordered to series, the single-camera comedy would be added to a schedule that features only multicamera efforts, including top performers The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men.

Smith, repped by Paradigm and Principato-Young, has also appeared in The Office and Fake It Til You Make It.

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