Brandon Jones, Jack Cutmore-Scott Join FOX's New Comedy Pilot from Tina Fey
Brandon Jones (CSI) has joined Tina Fey and Matt Hubbard's untitled comedy pilot for FOX. He will star alongside Broadway's Jack Cutmore-Scott as one of four male leads in the pilot, which is set at a women's college that has opened enrollment to men for the first time.
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Bonnie Dennison (Third Watch) will star as Thena, a sophomore and hard-core feminist who doesn't want men on the Cabot College campus. Cutmore-Scott, who last appeared on Broadway in 2011's Arcadia, plays rich male student Charlie Deckard. Fortune Feimster (Chelsea Lately) will also co-star.
Jones will play the "strapping, handsome, corn-fed and incredibly naive" Gerald, a Mormon who hails from a town of 300 in Utah.
Production on the Cabot College pilot is set to begin in March. Fey and Hubbard previously worked together on 30 Rock along with Robert Carlock, who is also set to be part of the new show. 'How I Met Your Mother' helmer Pam Fryman will oversee the project as director.
Jones has appeared on TV in Pretty Little Liars, The Fosters, CSI, Supernatural, First Day and more. His upcoming projects include the TV series Trainers and the feature film Hello, My Name Is Frank.
Fey served executive producer, head writer and star of NBC's three-time (2007, 2008, 2009) Emmy Award-winning, one-of-a-kind comedy series "30 Rock," a workplace comedy where the workplace exists behind-the-scenes of a live variety show. Her performance as 'Liz Lemon' has earned Fey an Emmy, two Golden Globes, three SAG Awards and a People's Choice Award. In 2009, "30 Rock" was nominated for a record 22 Emmy Awards, the most ever of any comedy series on television in a single season. "30 Rock" premiered on October 4 and as it begins its final and seventh season.
Prior to creating "30 Rock," Fey completed nine seasons on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" with roles as head writer, cast member and co-anchor of the "Weekend Update" segment. Fey is an Emmy winner and two-time Writers Guild Award winner for her writing on "Saturday Night Live" and won an Emmy in 2009 for Guest Appearance by an Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Sarah Palin on the 2008-09 season of "SNL."
Fey expanded to feature films in spring 2004 as both a screenwriter and an actress in the hit comedy "Mean Girls," which earned her a nomination for a Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. On the big screen, Fey starred opposite Poehler in the film "Baby Mama" for Universal Pictures. In 2010, Fey starred in the 20th Century Fox's film "Date Night" opposite Steve Carell and was a featured voice in the DreamWorks animated film "Megamind." In April 2011, Fey released her first book, entitled "Bossypants," which topped the New York Times best seller list where it still remains. "Bossypants" also earned a Grammy nomination for best audio book of the year and won the prestigious Audie Award for Book of the Year in 2012. "Bossypants" was released in paperback in January 2012 and has sold over 1.5 million copies thus far.