Taran Killam is returning to broadcast.
The Single Parents and Saturday Night Live alum has been tapped as the male lead in CBS comedy pilot Welcome to Georgia.
The comedy explores what happens when Penelope’s (New Girl‘s Hannah Simone) career takes off at exactly the same time as her husband’s, they call on Penelope’s young single mom, Georgia, to help raise their son, but what they find is Georgia needs more raising than their kid.
Killam will play Josh, Penelope’s husband and father to their toddler son and an airline pilot who loves his job. Josh is more tolerant of Penelope’s mother, Georgia (Elizabeth Hurley), and tends to cut her more slack.
Corinne Kingsbury, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are writing the script for the pilot, which was first picked up a year ago and rolled to this season after pandemic-related delays. Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and Wendi Trilling exec produce alongside pilot director Pamela Fryman. The multicamera comedy is produced in-house at CBS Studios.
Killam recently spent two seasons starring on ABC comedy Single Parents. His credits include Night School, The Heat and the upcoming American Crime Story: The Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton. He’s repped by UTA and attorney Jamie Afifi.