John Goodman joins Fox comedy

Actor to co-star in pilot directed by David Wain

John Goodman is returning to comedy series. The "Roseanne" alum has been tapped to co-star in "The Station," the Ben Stiller-produced single-camera comedy pilot for Fox.

"Station," from 20th TV, centers on covert CIA operative Eric (Justin Bartha) and his workmates, who are on a mission in Central America to install a new dictator. Goodman will play an old-school CIA veteran who mentors Eric.

David Wain will direct the off-cycle pilot from a script by Kevin Napier.

Goodman, who recently signed on to co-star in HBO Films' "You Don't Know Jack" opposite Al Pacino and Susan Sarandon, is repped by Gersh.