2:42pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Jon Cryer Returns to CBS With Family Comedy (Exclusive)
Jon Cryer is returning to CBS.
The Two and a Half Men alum is teaming with the network to develop the family comedy Dads and Daughters. The multicamera effort revolves around a reserved math teacher with Midwestern values and an outgoing personal trainer who must bite the bullet and move in together rather than splitting their daughters up when their common ex-wife heads to prison for credit card fraud.
Mark Gross (Mike & Molly, Man With a Plan) and Gregg Mettler (Man With a Plan, Cougar Town) will pen the script for the comedy and executive produce the CBS Television Studios entry alongside Cryer and his wife/producing partner Lisa Joyner via their Discount Sushi banner. Cryer is not currently attached to star.
Cryer won two Emmys for his role on Two and a Half Men, the Warner Bros. Television-produced Chuck Lorre comedy that ran for 12 seasons on CBS. The actor plotted his onscreen TV return last pilot season, booking the lead in ABC comedy Losing It, produced by ABC Studios. The pilot narrowly missed the cut and was passed over.
Cryer is repped by UTA, Forward Entertainment and Myman Greenspan; Mettler is with UTA.