*Phil Lewis has landed a lead role opposite Matthew Broderick in CBS‘ untitled multi-camera comedy pilot directed by James Burrows.
The project, from CBS TV Studios, centers on Jack (Broderick), a recently widowed father jumping back into the dating pool. Lewis will play Jack’s best friend and co-worker. Kristin Chenoweth plays Jack’s sister.
Lewis, who has a long sitcom resume that includes stints on “Friends,” “Yes, Dear,” “Scrubs” and “The Suite Life of Zack And Cody,” has also made a successful transition to multi-camera comedy directing, recently helming multiple episodes for CBS’ “Mike & Molly” and “2 Broke Girls” and ABC’s “Malibu Country.”