Chuck alum Ryan McPartlin has been cast as in TBS’ comedy pilot Do It Yourself. James Widdoes is directing the multi-camera pilot written by Walt Becker and Rob Long. Do It Yourself tells the story of Nick, a 20-something laid-off math teacher who finds himself thrust into the blue collar world when he gets a job at that most American of retail institutions: the big box home supply store. McPartlin, repped by Evolution and ICM Partners, will play Tyler, a handsome Home Time employee who works in the paint department where he gives several paint demonstrations a week. The John Barrymore of paint, Tyler considers himself an actor and an artist, and really throws himself into his “shows.” Since his five-season stint on NBC’s Chuck as Captain Awesome, McPartlin appeared in Clint Eastwood’s J Edgar biopic and will next stars in the indie The Right Kind of Wrong.
Scoot McNairy (Bones) has been cast as a lead opposite Lee Pace and Mackenzie Davis in AMC‘s drama pilot Halt & Catch Fire, written by Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers. Set in the early 1980s, Halt & Catch Fire dramatizes the personal computing boom through the eyes of a visionary (Pace), an engineer (McNairy) and a prodigy (Davis) whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the changing culture in Texas’ Silicon Prairie. The engineer, Gordon Clark is described as an everyman who put his brilliance on the shelf because of the failure of his own bold business endeavor several years ago. McNairy was recently seen in Argo, Killing Them Softly, Promised Land and Sundance’s Touchy Feely.
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