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James Hibberd
March 09, 2012 AT 07:39 PM EST

Saturday Night Live veteran Will Forte has signed on to star a new sitcom pilot on Fox.

The comic actor is taking the lead role in Rebounding, a comedy about a man recovering from the death of his fiancée with the help of the guys on his basketball team. This is not to be confused with NBC’s somewhat similarly plotted comedy, Go On, which stars Matthew Perry as a man getting over a personal tragedy with the help from a support group.

Joe Wiseman and Joe Port (Just Shoot Me) are the writer-producers, with Modern Family co-creator Steve Levitan on board as executive producer.

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