Hoff to vice principal's office


Tony winner Christian Hoff has come aboard Fox's comedy pilot "Hackett." Meanwhile, Annie Potts, Brendan Sexton, Sean O'Bryan and Jennifer Aspen have joined TNT's one-hour pilot "Family Man," starring William H. Macy.

Both pilots hail from Sony Pictures TV.

"Hackett," directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, centers on a bad-boy literary luminary (Donal Logue) who escapes his disgraced career teaching at Yale only to find himself among the ultra-PC ranks of teachers at an Ohio public high school.

Hoff will play the school's vice principal, a frustrated wannabe writer and Hackett's nemesis. The actor, who won a Tony this year for his work on "Jersey Boys," is repped by Stone Manners Agency and managers Cirrincione & Associates.

"Family Man," a co-production with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron's Storyline Entertainment, is a light drama starring Macy as unlikely criminal John Parker: a respected father and pillar of his community by day and the leader of a bickering gang of burglars by night.

Potts will play his wife. Sexton will play John's nephew, Wesley, who works with him on a computer-store robbery. O'Bryan will play John's younger brother, likable but not the brightest bulb in the family, who assists John and Wesley. Aspen will play John's younger sister, a pole dancer.

Potts recently recurred on CBS' "Joan of Arcadia" and Showtime's "Huff." She is repped by Innovative Artists and Forward Entertainment.

Sexton ("Black Hawk Down") is repped by Gersh, manager Robert Stein and attorney James Adams.

O'Bryan next appears in a couple of episodes of ABC's "Private Practice."

Aspen, who appears in the feature "Mr. Woodcock," is repped by Innovative and Joel Stevens Entertainment Co.