‘Community’ alum Joel McHale lands role in new CBS pilot ‘The Great Indoors’

It seems like almost the entire cast of “Community” is not staying out of work for very long. We already had Gillian Jacobs starring up the upcoming Netflix series “Love,” just as Ken Jeong now has “Dr. Ken” and Donald Glover has the upcoming FX comedy “Atlanta.”

Now, Joel McHale may new have a brand new show all of his own. The actor has been cast in the CBS multi-camera pilot “The Great Indoors,” where he will be playing a notorious reporter for an outdoor magazine who, after an injury, is forced to go from hiking around in the wilderness to working with young people in the marketing / social-media department. The whole idea of the show to us really seems to be “watch Joel McHale mock millennials,” and we’re more than fine with that.

We figured that it would not be long before we started to see Joel get some other starring roles, given that his time on “The Soup” also recently just ended. He’s a naturally-gifted comedian, and there will be a fan base that follows him to this show. His presence may also help to ensure that this is a comedy pilot that gets off the ground. CBS needs something to be their next big hit at the moment; “Life in Pieces” benefits heavily from airing after “The Big Bang Theory,” and while a show like “Mom” may be pretty beloved with most critics, that does not actually mean that the show is getting the best ratings out there.

We imagine that some other cast details will start to surface over the course of the next few weeks, and CBS will make their firm decision on the show come May.

Meanwhile, there is still some hope for a “Community” movie out there. Having this happen does not cancel that out.

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