‘Fargo’s’ Colin Hanks to Co-Star in CBS Comedy Pilot


Colin Hanks is going from the Minnesota crime beat to suburbia.

The Fargo alum has nabbed the co-starring role in CBS’ comedy pilot Life in Pieces,  Hollywood Insight has learned.

A comedy, written on spec, centers on one family told through separate stories of its different family members.


Hanks will play Greg Short, the coddled youngest of three siblings who finds himself overwhelmed and unprepared for the birth of his first child.

Better Off Ted‘s Justin Adler will pen the script and executive produce the 20th Century Fox Television single-camera entry. Kapital Entertainment’s Aaron Kaplan exec produces.

For Hanks, who was already generating multiple pilot offers this season, the role marks his follow-up to his Emmy-nominated supporting actor turn in FX anthology Fargo. His role as Gus Grimly also earned him a Golden Globe nomination. Repped by UTA, MGMT and Bloom Hergott, Hanks’ small-screen credits also include Dexter, The Good Guys and episodes of CBS’ Bad Teacher and Mom.

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