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House's Kal Penn has landed the lead role in ABC's Prairie Dogs pilot.

From That '70s Show's Jackie and Jeff Filgo, the project follows Neil (Penn), an uncool cubicle worker (or "prairie dog") who becomes the victim of identity theft. When he discovers the thief has created a much more fulfilling, kick-ass life with his identity, he decides to make the charismatic conman his life coach. As previously announced, Saturday Night Live's Michaela Watson will star.

Well-known for his role in the Harold & Kumar franchise, Penn most-recently recurred on CBS' How I Met Your Mother as the love interest for Robin (Cobie Smulders) — he called off their short engagement in Monday's episode.