The comedy centers on a mother (Jane Kaczmarek) who shocks her 30-something son with a new marriage after being single for two decades. Plus, her new husband is bringing home his own three children.
Heder will be playing Richard, her son, who is described as a “rare combination of intense intelligence and sloth-like underachiever.”
The role marks Heder’s first role as a series regular on television since Fox’s animated remake series based on Napoleon Dynamite. His other credits include: Robot Chicken, My Name Is Earl, and Dead Grandma.
Earlier this week JAG‘s David James Elliot was announced as Kaczmarek’s character’s new husband.