Dave Franco Joins 'Do Not Disturb' Cast
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Dave Franco, younger brother of actor James Franco,  will appear on Fox's new comedy Do Not Disturb as a series regular, playing Gus, a roadie for a rock band who gets deserted at the hotel and taken in by the gang.

Franco, who turned 23 last June 12, will join the cast of the hotel-based comedy which stars Niecy Nash and Jerry O'Connell.

Meanwhile, initial predictions for the series have been lukewarm, pointing out that it will most probably be hard-pressed to compete with seasoned ratings grabbers, Private Practice, Criminal Minds, and even Deal or No Deal.  Some observers say that it might not even make it through the 13 episodes it was ordered for, citing that Jerry O'Connell has done so much better with drama (Crossing Jordan).

On the other hand, the people behind Do Not Disturb may just be its saving grace, from the likes of series creator Abraham Higginbotham, who was behind the critically acclaimed Arrested Development.

"I got bit with the comedy bug, Crossing Jordan was in a morgue and everything was sad... totally depressing!  I'd come home and be like, 'What's life all about?!'  [Doing a sitcom] makes you a generally happier person,” O'Connell says.

Born David John Franco on Palo Alto, California in 1985, Dave is the younger of Spiderman star and Golden Globe winner James Franco.  Dave has appeared on an episode of 7th Heaven.  His movie credits include the 2007 comedy After Sex starring Mila Kunis, the 2007 romantic comedy Superbad, with Jonah Hill and Michael Sera, and the 2006 comedy Frat Bros.

Do Not Disturb, which will debut in September on Fox, is about glamorous New York hotel and its not-so-glamorous staff.  The multi-camera comedy project will explore the classic “upstairs / downstairs” clash between the have-not employees and the social elite that they serve.

Do Not Disturb
will air Thursdays at 9:30pm.

-Glenn L. Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Hollywood Reporter
(Image Courtesy of TV Guide)