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'Friend Me' and 'Daddy's Home' Hire Casting Director

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'Friend Me' and 'Daddy's Home' Hire Casting Director
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After casting two pilots that were picked up to series, Marc Hirschfeld will remain with both, Back Stage has learned.
 
Hirschfeld recently cast the pilot for the CBS comedy "Friend Me." The multi-camera, half-hour series stars Christopher Mintz-Plasse, of "Superbad" fame, and Nicholas Braun as 20-something friends who move from Indiana to L.A. to work at Groupon. Parvesh Cheena of "Outsourced," Dan Ahdoot, Camilla Luddington, and Ginger Gonzaga round out the cast. The show, which is set for a midseason debut, starts shooting in September.
 
Hirschfeld will also stay on to cast the series "Daddy’s Home," a Nick at Nite comedy about a man who becomes a stay-at-home dad after his wife returns to work. The show is the first original scripted pilot order for the network. (A previous sitcom, "Hi Honey, I’m Home," originated at ABC.) The new multi-camera comedy stars Scott Baio, of "Happy Days" and "Arrested Development" fame. It starts shooting this month.
 
Meanwhile, Hirschfeld will no longer be casting ABC's "Last Man Standing," presumably to make room for these new shows. That series will now be cast by Debby Romano and Brett Benner at Romano/Benner.

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