Christopher Meloni has signed on to play the lead in Fox's upcoming comedy pilot based on Justin Halpern's book I Suck at Girls, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
The former Law & Order: SVU star will play Jack Dunlevy in the untitled project. The character is described as an ex-military, no-nonsense oncologist who takes on extra parental responsibilities for his children when his wife enrolls in law school.
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Claudia Lee will play Jack's daughter, Rachel, and Deception's Connor Buckley will play his son, Frankie.
The pilot will be written by Halpern and Schumacker, who will also executive-produce alongside Cougar Town's Bill Lawrence and Jeff Ingold.
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