THR Exclusive: ‘Scandal’s’ Dan Bucatinsky Boards NBC’s Casey Wilson Comedy ‘Marry Me’

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Single-camera comedy Marry Me centers on longtime couple Annie (Happy Endings‘ Casey Wilson) and Jake (Party Down‘s Ken Marino), who get engaged and quickly realize that it’s harder than it looks.

Bucatinsky will play Kevin 2, the father to Wilson’s Annie and the husband to Saturday Night Live alum Tim Meadows‘ Kevin 1. Bucatinsky, who also serves as a consulting producer on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, will guest-star in the pilot and, should the comedy be picked up to series, likely recur.

“I’ve been a husband of [Scandal‘s] Jeff Perry for three seasons and now playing Tim Meadows’ husband and the very well-preserved father of Casey Wilson,” Bucatinsky told THR. “It’s hilariously funny and I’m excited to be in a comedy, and hopefully if that gets picked up I’ll have the opportunity to play with those guys. It’s been a really fun distraction from the eulogizing I’ve been doing in my head of James Novack!”