Jerry O’Connell Back with NBC’s ‘Rex’

by | December 7, 2009 at 4:33 PM | TV News

(ABC)

(ABC)

Jerry O’Connell is a busy man, seemingly always on one TV show or another, and now the actor is back to work on a new NBC pilot, ‘Rex Is Not Your Lawyer,’ writes the Hollywood Reporter.

‘Rex Is Not Your Lawyer’ is about a Chicago lawyer (David Tennant) that convinces clients to represent themselves in court since he’s suffering panic attacks – O’Connell plays a co-worker.

‘Heroes’ star Sendhil Ramamurthy had already been cast in the secondary role before NBC decided to replace him with O’Connell following scheduling issues. Other actors in the dramedy include Lindsay Kraft, Cleo King, Jane Curtin and Jeffrey Tambor.

With TV veterans like Tambor (‘Arrested Development’), O’Connell (‘Sliders’) and Tennant (‘Doctor Who’) on board, ‘Rex’ sounds promising.

Production is set to begin Dec. 7.