Thesp to play Stern's father on laffer

Judd Hirsch has joined the cast of the ABC/Touchstone midseasoner “Regular Joe.”

Laffer, from exec producers Nina Wass, Gene Stein and David Litt, stars Daniel Stern as a widower who helps raise his teenage daughter’s kid. Plot has been reworked since original pilot, which included a wife for Stern. Hirsch, who replaces Bill Macy, will play Stern’s father.Thesps Jackie Tohn and Brian George have been added to the cast as well. Tohn will portray the daughter (previously played by Kelly Karbacz). Original members John Francis Daley and Estelle Harris are still on board.

The Alphabet has not yet set a series bow date for “Joe.”

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