Peter Gallagher & Olivia Thirlby To Co-Star In Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Detour’

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Peter Gallagher (The OC, Covert Affairs) and Olivia Thirlby (Bored To Death, Kidnapped) are set to co-star opposite Reign alum Ben Aldridge in Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot Detour, TVWise has learned.

Inspired by the life of Rivers Cuomo, Detour tells the story of Michael Sturges (Ben Aldridge) a rock star who made the unexpected choice at age 30 to quit his band and go back to college.

Peter Gallagher, who is coming off a five year run on Covert Affairs, has been cast as Professor Zaring, a well respected lecturer at the university Michael Sturges attends; while Olivia Thirlby, whose last television role was on Good Vibes in 2011, will play Zaring’s teaching assistant Gabrielle

The half-hour effort hails from Psych creator Steve Franks, who created the 20th Century Fox Television produced project and is penning the script. He also serves as an executive producer alongside Rivers Cuomo, Dan Field, Willie Mercer and Chris Henze.