How I Met Your Mother alum Robbie Amell has been tapped to play the co-lead opposite Colin Ferguson in Bill Lawrence’s semi-autobiographical Fox comedy pilot Like Father.
The premise: When Van Lyons’ (Ferguson) wife dies, he shows up at son Will’s (Amell) college campus for a prolonged visit, hoping to get his son to open up and get on with his grieving.
Amell, the cousin of Vampire Diaries alum and newly-christened Green Arrow Stephen Amell, is coming off of guest stints on Revenge and CSI: NY. His additional credits include the Scooby-Doo live-action TV-movies (playing head-sleuth Fred) and Nickelodeon’s hit kiddie show True Jackson, VP.
Source: TV Line