CBS puts Skeet Ulrich on its Back

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Attention Jericho fans: at least your lead actor is back on television. Skeet Ulrich has been signed to a CBS drama pilot says The Hollywood Reporter, reuniting the actor with the network that canceled (and uncanceled and re-canceled) his cult show.

Ulrich will play the lead in Back, a story about a man who returns home after being reported missing eight years prior as a casualty of the 9/11 attacks. The drama will revolve around him reconnecting with his family and how things back home moved on without him.

Jericho grabbed headlines when CBS canceled it and the show's fans rallied to get it brought back onto air by sending tons (yes, literally) of peanuts to CBS headquarters as a nod to the show's final episode of its first season. CBS eventually acquiesced and granted a shortened second season, but ultimately the show was canceled for good.

In other casting news, Tyler Labine--who plays the lovable Sock on the CW's Reaper--has been cast as the lead in the Fox pilot Sons of Tucson, say Variety. The comedy revolves around a man (Labine) who is hired to act as a father figure to a group of boys while their father is in prison.

Great for Labine… but what about Reaper?

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