Anthony LaPaglia Joins NBC Comedy Pilot ‘Jefferies’

EXCLUSIVE: Anthony LaPaglia has been tapped to co-star opposite Jim Jefferies and Betsy Brandt in the NBC multi-camera comedy pilot Jefferies, from Jefferies, writer-producer Suzanne Martin, Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s Hazy Mills and Universal TV.

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Written by Jefferies and Martin, Jefferies stars the veteran comedian as a fictionalized version of himself – a comedian with a unique and often controversial take on modern life, relationships and co-parenting with his best friend (Brandt).

LaPaglia will play Trevor, Jim’s dad who is a recent widower and has moved into Jim’s guest house.

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Jefferies and Martin executive produce with Hayes and Milliner for Hazy Mills, along with Tim Sarkes and Alex Murray for Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

This marks a return to multi-camera comedy and to American television for Australian actor LaPaglia, who earned three Emmy nominations for his recurring role on NBC’s Frasier, winning in 2002, and won a Golden Globe and landed an Emmy nomination for his staring role on CBS’ procedural drama Without a Trace. He is repped by ICM Partners and Industry Entertainment.

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