Star Trek: Enterprise’s Captain Archer could be headed back to TV. Scott Bakula has been tapped as a lead in a new NBC comedy pilot titled Table For Three. And in other pilot season news, Star Trek: Voyager producer (who hopes to bring Star Trek back to TV one day) is currently working on rebooting The Munsters and he has now cast Eddie Izzard as his new Grandpa.
Scott Bakula Cast In NBC Comedy Pilot
Scott Bakula could again return to network TV as one of the three main stars of Table For Three, a new comedy pilot being produced for NBC. Deadline is reporting the show focuses on a father and a daughter with Bakula playing the dad:
The project, written by Dana Klein and directed by Pam Fryman, centers on Pen (Christine Woods), a responsible, guarded, brilliant but emotionally challenged Harvard Medical School graduate who just returned from a stint with Doctors Without Borders to discover that her beloved dentist dad, Robert (Bakula), has become engaged to Pen’s high school classmate Holly (Nicky Whelan) – a 29-year-old bubbly blonde who happens to be the “mean girl” in high school.
Bakula’s last show Men of a Certain Age finished its second and final season last summer. We will know if Bakula’s new pilot gets picked up in May.
Fuller gets his grandpa
Star Trek: Voyager writer/producer (and huge Trek fan) has made news here for wanting to bring Star Trek back to TV, along with help from Superman Returns director Bryan Singer. But for now the pair are working on rebooting another classic: The Munsters, with the new title Mockingbird Lane. And today Deadline reports that Fuller has tapped comedian Eddie Izzard to play grandpa, a role originally played by Al Lewis. Izzard in Fuller’s first casting for the pilot, which should shoot in June. Izzard is also signed on as a producer for the show. The show is being developed for NBC and will feature "striking visuals in the vein of Fuller’s Pushing Daisies." Fuller wrote the pilot script and Singer is directing.