Dollhouse star Fran Kranz has landed a role on NBC comedy pilot Friends With Benefits, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The single-camera project is penned by (500) Days of Summer writers Michael Weber and Scott Neustadler and will be directed by Wedding Crashers helmer David Dobkin.
The plot sees five friends looking for love through various means, but settling for “friends with benefits” in the meantime.
Kranz will play one of the group, a nerdy, hopeless romantic who is worth around $12 million after selling an algorithm to Google.
In other pilot news, Fox comedy Traffic Light has recruited Alexandra Breckenridge and Friday Night Lights stars Adrianne Palicki and Bryce Johnson have been added to Fox drama Midland.
I’m happy, it’s got quite a few people I adore attached to it, I’m just hoping Fox gives this a chance, unlike Past Life that they yanked from my life.