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Eric McCormack Lands Lead in ABC Pilot

I'm still enjoying Trust Me, but I have a feeling I'm one of the only ones — and so, apparently, does Eric McCormack. The star of the TNT show has just taken a leading role in a new ABC comedy pilot.

It's probably bad news for Trust Me — worse because The Hollywood Reporter actually calls the show by its old name, Truth in Advertising, in the story! The ratings were never great, but I was holding out some hope that they'd pick it up. This new ABC show is technically McCormack's second priority (if Trust Me gets renewed, he'd back out of this one), but it sounds like that's unlikely.

He's not straying far from Trust Me's buddy comedy roots, though: This show, which is still untitled, centers on "two friends who embark on very different lives." Dean, McCormack's character, is a heart surgeon whose wife (played by Jolie Jenkins) has just given birth to a baby; his friend, Seth (Reno Wilson), is a contractor with a newly empty nest.

What do you make of the news? Sad for Trust Me? Curious to see McCormack in a more traditional comedy again?


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