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Jerry O'Connell joins new sitcom from 'How I Met Your Mother' exec

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Jerry O'Connell has joined the new sitcom from How I Met Your Mother exec Rob Greenberg.

The Sliders star joins Kal Penn (House), Tony Shalhoub (Monk) and Chris Smith (Paranormal Activity 3) in the comedy pilot, Deadline reports.

Jerry O'Connell appears on Bravo's 'Watch What Happens Live', August 2011

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The untitled project will star the four actors as a group of single men who become friends whilst living together in a rental complex.

CBS originally ordered the pilot in July - Penn and Smith were cast shortly afterward, with Shalhoub joining the comedy in August.

However, filming on the show was pushed back in September following a stalled search for a fourth leading man. O'Connell recently starred in NBC pilot Mockingbird Lane - an update of '60s series The Munsters - but that project was officially dropped by the network in late December.

The 38-year-old's past television credits include '90s sci-fi drama Sliders and CBS legal series The Defenders. He has also starred in such films as 1986's Stand by Me and 1997's Scream 2.

His new pilot is expected to begin filming in late January.

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