Joel McHale has found his next show: The former Soup host and Community star has been cast in a CBS workplace comedy pilot.
In The Great Indoors, McHale stars as, well, “Joel” (so that’s easy to remember), an adventure reporter who “must adapt to the times when he becomes the boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the magazine.”
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The character is further described as an “outdoorsy guy’s guy with a sardonic sense of humor. The longtime star reporter for The Great Outdoors magazine, Joel has climbed mountains, confronted bears, and just generally led a life of excitement and adventure. But when he’s sidelined by an injury, he’s forced to take a desk job in the publication’s digital and social media department, surrounded by a team of millennials who view him as an exotic and ancient oddity from another place and time.”
The project is from Tosh.0 writer Mike Gibbons and we expect snarky Gen X vs. millennial jokes galore (“What’s Snapchat? I don’t even know!” etc).