February 2, 2010 / 2:37 AM / 9 years ago

Matthew Broderick heads to "Beach" for TV pilot

U.S. actor Matthew Broderick poses during a photocall for the film "Wonderful World" at the 35th Deauville American film festival in Deauville September 10, 2009. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Matthew Broderick is coming to series television.

The actor, who has been courted by TV networks for years, is attached to star in NBC’s comedy pilot “Beach Lane,” which was given the green light Monday.

“Beach Lane,” from Universal Media Studios, Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video and writer Paul Simms (“NewsRadio”), stars Broderick as a celebrity author hired by an irresponsible millionaire heir to run his struggling small-town newspaper in the Hamptons.

Broderick was approached to do the projects months ago but would commit only after reading the final script.

His involvement in “Beach Lane” follows his guest stint on NBC’s “30 Rock,” which is executive produced by Michaels.

Michaels is executive producing “Beach Lane” with Marci Klein.

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