Dylan McDermott Joins Fox Workplace Comedy

'Modern Family' co-creator Steve Levitan will direct the pilot.
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Dylan McDermott

Dylan McDermott is making the move to comedy.

The Practice and American Horror Story alum has joined the Fox workplace comedy pilot L.A. to Vegas, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The half-hour centers on a group of underdogs who are trying to find their place in the world that is set on the Friday night flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and the returning flight on Sunday, and who all share the same goal: to come back a winner in the casino of life. 

McDermott will play Captain Dave, the all-American pilot on Flight 1710 who is described as cocky but also a baby. Dave is a likable narcissist who feels connecting with his passengers is just as important as flying the plane.

The project hails from writer Lon Zimmet (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), who is executive producing with Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy via their Gary Sanchez Productions banner. Modern Family co-creator Steve Levitan will direct the pilot for the 20th TV single-camera entry.

The role reunites McDermott with Ferrell, McKay and Henchy, all of whom produced the 2012 political spoof The Campaign, in which McDermott co-starred. His work on the small screen has largely been focused on dramatic parts, including his Golden Globe-winning turn on The Practice and the first season of American Horror Story, as well as recent credits like Hostages and Stalker.

McDermott  is repped by CAA and Industry Entertainment Partners.

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