Firefly's Alan Tudyk coming back to TV
He has been cast in a starring role for an ABC comedy that, as of yet, does not have a title. The show is being created by Max Mutchick and David Kohan, the creative team behind long-running sitcom Will & Grace. Their new show (which we've mentioned in the past) is about two writers, one gay and one straight, who are in business together. Tudyk will play the gay writer, named Charlie (according to his IMDB profile).
Firefly fans know that Tudyk was often the comic relief on the series. He has also had quite a few comedic roles in movies such as the pirate in Dodgeball and a goofy sidekick in A Knight's Tale, with the late Heath Ledger. He was also recently in a movie called Death at a Funeral, which I have not seen, but the Netflix DVD is sitting by my TV. In other words, he's going to rock this bitch.
While this all sounds promising, don't get too excited yet. ABC actually has to pick up the comedy. Tudyk was cast in a CBS legal drama during pilot season last year, but it wasn't picked up by the network.