Showtime inks Corbett as 'Manchild'


John Corbett has been tapped to star in Showtime's single-camera comedy pilot "Manchild."

The project, based on the BBC series of the same name, reunites Corbett with Rob and Mark Cullen, who are executive producing the pilot with Darren Star and Nick Fisher.

The Cullen brothers created and executive produced FX's critically praised single-camera comedy "Lucky," which starred Corbett.

"Manchild," from Darren Star Prods. and Sony Pictures TV, centers on four male friends around 40 who are knee-deep in midlife crises.

Corbett will play one of them, a former Deadhead who still smokes pot and tends to sabotage himself where work and women are concerned.

Corbett joins Paul Hipp, who was cast as one of the leads in the pilot (HR 10/24).

Corbett's series credits also include CBS' "Northern Exposure" and HBO's "Sex and the City."

He next stars in the feature "The Messenger" and Lifetime's original movie "Montana Sky," based on Nora Roberts' best-selling novel.

Corbett is repped by CAA and manager Steve Lovett. Hipp is repped by the Stone Manners Agency.