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Patton Oswalt to Co-Star in Fox Workplace Comedy Pilot Toplined by Judy Greer

Patton Oswalt has been cast in Fox’s untitled Laura Steinel project, Variety has learned. The comedian joins Judy Greer who will star in the workplace comedy pilot.

The comedy centers around Jane (Greer), who is stuck between managing her human resources department as well as the new CEO, who harbors big ambitions for the small-town New Jersey plastics plant. Oswalt will play the CEO, Sam, who lives life at a higher octave than everyone else and has grand ideas that are hardly suitable for the plant.

Steinel penned the pilot and will serve as a co-exec producer. Jeff Schaffer (“The League”) will direct the pilot, and serve as an executive producer with Sue Naegle (“Outcast”) for 20th Century Fox TV.

Should the pilot go to series, it would mark Oswalt’s return to the broadcast sitcom world as a series regular, since he starred on “The King of Queens” with Kevin James. He’s done much voice work, and his impressive list of TV credits includes “United States of Tara,” “Two and A Half Men,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Veep,” “Justified,” “Agents of SHIELD” and “The Goldbergs” on which he’s the narrator. Some of his most known film credits include “Young Adult” and “Ratatouille.” The stand-up comedian has a alrge social following and has recently garnered much attention for live-tweeting the presidential debates.

Oswalt is repped by UTA, Generate’s Dave Roth and attorney Lev Ginsburg.

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