Joel McHale Cast in CBS Comedy Pilot The Great Indoors

Gregory E. Miller
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Joel McHale just can't stay off your TV. After wrapping The Soup in December, he's so far popped up this year on The X-Files reboot, as well as pal Ken Jeong's Dr. Ken. Now, he's looking to go all in.

The funny guy has been cast in a CBS comedy pilot, The Great Indoors, TV Insider has learned. McHale will star in the multi-camera sitcom as an adventure reporter whose life is shaken up when he becomes the boss of a bunch of millennials in the digital and social media department of a magazine.

His character, also named Joel, is an outdoorsy guy who, shockingly, has a sardonic sense of humor. Joel has a storied career as a star reporter at The Great Outdoors magazine, having done everything from climbing mountains to battling bears. But now thanks to an injury, he's stuck in a desk job telling the young folks (who view him as a cretin) what to do.

The pilot comes via CBS Television Studios with Tosh.0 co-creator Mike Gibbons on as writer and executive producer.