‘Life in Pieces’ Casts Martin Mull in Episode Written by His Daughter

CBS comedy “Life in Pieces” has cast Martin Mull in its upcoming Thanksgiving episode, Variety has learned exclusively.

Mull plays Gary Timpkins, an uptight gentleman who is a neighbor of the Short family, and also the head of the Home Owners Association. He is a recent widower so Joan (Diane Wiest) invites him to Thanksgiving dinner in hopes of getting on his good side.

The episode (airdate yet to be confirmed) was penned by Mull’s daughter, Maggie Mull. “It is really terrific to be working on a great show where at least one person under the age of 30 knows my name,” Mull says of being cast in his daughter’s episode.

Mull most recently co-starred alongside Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi in Seth MacFarlane’s Fox comedy “Dads,” and previously appeared in notable guest arcs on “Arrested Development” and “Two and a Half Men.” Mull is also a multi-media artist whose work has been showcased in galleries throughout the world. He’s repped by Jennifer Craig at Gersh.

Life in Pieces” stars Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, Zoe Lister-Jones, Colin Hanks, Angelique Cabral, Thomas Sadoski, Betsy Brandt, Dan Bakkedahl, Niall Cunningham, Holly J. Barrett and Giselle Eisenberg. The comedy hails from 20th Century Fox Television in association with Kapital Entertainment, with Justin Adler, Aaron Kaplan, Jason Winer and Jeff Morton serving as executive producers.

“Life in Pieces” airs Mondays at 8:30 p.m. on CBS.

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