If watching Debra Messing on a weekly basis on “Smash” has created a longing for new episodes of “Will & Grace“, well you’re in luck… sorta. A new comedy pilot is being filmed by the creators of the hilarious NBC classic sitcom. Max Mutchnick and David Kohan are once again teaming up for a new show, but this time they’re focusing on lifelong friends that are both male- one straight and one gay. In addition to being BFFs, the two are both architects and business partners. Sounds interesting, right?
While Charlie, the straight one, hasn’t been cast yet, taking on the role of Louis is Michael Urie of “Ugly Betty” fame. Urie brilliantly played Wilhelmina Slater’s loyal assistant Marc St. James. God, I miss the show. It’ll be great to see the 31-year-old actor back on my television, hopefully, soon. It is a pilot after all and no guarantees of the show being picked up. Unlike on “Ugly Betty“, Urie will find love on his new show. Curious to know which hunky former super hero is going to shack up with Urie? Keep reading to find out.
It’s none other than former “Man of Steel” Brandon Routh. The 32-year-old will play Louis’ steady boyfriend. Read his character bio. It’s a hoot. He’s a former alcoholic model who’s now sober and a vegan nurse. LMFAO. As long as he’s shirtless, I don’t care what he does *wink*.
Other actors signed on to the project include “One Tree Hill” star Sophia Bush as Charlie’s fiance Ali. Elizabeth Regen (Entourage) plays the duo’s office assistant and Lucy Davis (the UK Office) is a colleague of Bush’s character Ali.
On paper, I’m loving the show. With the fantastic pedigree of the talent pool both behind and in front of the camera, including Max Mutchnick, David Kohan, Sophia Bush and Michael Urie on board, I have very high expectations. Keeping my fingers crossed that the pilot is a smash and CBS picks up the comedy. With the network scoring with the freshman hit “2 Broke Girls” this season, which BTW I actually watch and enjoy, they might have another appealing show for me to check out next season. What do you think of Michael Urie’s return to television? Will you check out this all-male lead “Will & Grace”? Sound off below.