'Marry Me' Promotes Dan Bucatinsky to Series Regular (Exclusive)

Marry Me Dan Bucatinsky Still - H 2014
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Marry Me Dan Bucatinsky Still - H 2014

Dan Bucatinsky is keeping busy.

The actor-writer-producer has been promoted from recurring player to series regular on NBC's freshman comedy Marry Me, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The Emmy-winning Scandal alum signed on to the comedy from Happy Endings creator David Caspe as a recurring player the morning after his character on the ABC Shonda Rhimes thriller was killed off.

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The promotion comes at a busy time for Bucatinsky. In addition to his role as Casey Wilson's father on the marriage comedy, Bucatinsky appears onscreen on HBO's revived The Comeback which he also writes and exec produces with producing partner/star Lisa Kudrow. Additionally, Bucatinsky and Kudrow — via their Is or Isn't Entertainment production company — are behind Showtime comedy series Web Therapy.

"I was such a fan of David Caspe before. And when I read the pilot for Marry Me, I laughed so hard. I truly admired it. I felt very fortunate to be a part of the show. And now — what a thrill to have been able to work out a way to join the Marry Me family that I love so much in a more permanent way." 

Bucatinsky, who also exec produces TLC docuseries Who Do You Think You Are, is repped by CAA, Wishlab and Myman Abel.

Check out a clip with Bucatinsky and onscreen husband Tim Meadows from the Nov. 25 episode of Marry Me, below.

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