Former ‘House’ Co-Star Lands Lead Role in ABC Comedy Project

February 16, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A former co-star of Fox’s long-running medical series "House" has been cast as the lead in an ABC comedy pilot, reports Deadline.com.

Kal Penn will star in "Prairie Dogs" as Neil, an unhip cubicle worker (or "prairie dog") working at one of the world’s hippest companies, the story says. Neil becomes a victim of identity theft, but when he realizes the thief has created a much better life for his alternative identity, he hires the criminal to help him improve his life.

Penn worked on "House" before he started a two-year post at the White House, working in the Obama administration as associate director of public engagement. He’s also a co-star of the "Harold & Kumar" movies, the story adds.

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