Brian Austin Green and Harold Perrineau To Star in TBS Pilot of THE WEDDING BAND
Brian Austin Green, long known for his role in the iconic hit Beverly Hills, 90120, and Harold Perrineau, of Lost and Oz fame, will lead the cast for TBS's pilot of THE WEDDING BAND. The project comes to TBS from FremantleMedia, executive produced by Tollin Productions (Smallville, Arli$$). Josh Lobis (South Park) and Darin Moiselle (South Park) wrote the pilot and serve as co-executive producers. Bryan Gordon (Curb Your Enthusiasm) is set to direct and co-executive-produce the pilot.
THE WEDDING BAND is an hour-long, scripted comedy that follows a group of guys who try to escape the stress and craziness of their lives by performing in a wedding band. Anchored by lifelong best friends - one a perennial bachelor and the other a married father of two - the band will stop at nothing to make every wedding, birthday or bar mitzvah a concert to remember. In addition to Green and Perrineau, the pilot stars Peter Cambor (NCIS: Los Angeles) and Derek Miller (Secret Girlfriend).
After making his mark with Beverly Hills, 90210, Green landed in several high-profile series, most recently Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and the current season of Desperate Housewives.
Perrineau, who scored big in such series as Oz, Lost and I'll Fly Away, turned in a memorable, scene-stealing performance as Mercutio in Baz Luhrmann's Shakespeare adaptation, Romeo + Juliet. Perrineau also co-starred in the second and third films in The Matrix trilogy. Most recently, Perrineau co-starred in the offbeat crime drama The Unusuals.
Cambor co-starred in the comedy Notes from the Underbelly before being cast in the series NCIS: Los Angeles. Miller is an accomplished improv comedy actor whose credits include the series Secret Girlfriend and a recurring role on Scrubs.
TBS, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is television's top-rated comedy network and is available in 100.8 million households. It serves as home to such original comedy series as Glory Daze, Are We There Yet? and Tyler Perry's House of Payne and Meet the Browns; the late-night series CONAN, starring Conan O'Brien, and Lopez Tonight, starring George Lopez; hot contemporary comedies like Family Guy and The Office; special events, including star-studded comedy festivals in Chicago; blockbuster movies; hosted movie showcases; and championship sports.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.