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Michael Chiklis, Cheryl Hines Join NBC Comedy Pilot ‘Cuckoo’

Michael Chiklis, Cheryl Hines Join NBC Comedy Pilot ‘Cuckoo’

Michael Chiklis and Cheryl Hines have joined the cast of NBC’s comedy pilot “Cuckoo.”

The Lionsgate TV series is based on the BBC3 comedy series which starred Andy Samberg in the first season as a hippie who married the daughter of a conservative couple.

Chiklis will play the role of a successful lawyer who is determined to get rid of his son-in-law. Hines will play a fun-loving woman who welcomes the new family member, played by Flula Borg, and the changes in her daughter, played by Rachel DiPillo.

Landing Chiklis is a coup for the project. The Emmy-winning star of “The Shield” is known for his versatility in both comedy and drama.

Tim Long is showrunner and executive producer along with writers Robin French and Kieron Quirke. Ash Atalla, who directed the British series, is also an executive producer.

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