Joe Manganiello hasn't even made his True Blood debut as werewolf Alcide Herveaux and yet he's already been cast on another show. The 33-year-old actor has booked one of the lead roles on Livin' on a Prayer, a CBS pilot from How I Met Your Mother creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays.
Manganiello, who has appeared on several episodes of How I Met Your Mother
, will play Doug, a former high-school football star turned "good-guy" husband and father, according to The Hollywood Reporter
. Bays and Thomas co-created the pilot with How I Met Your Mother
writers Kourtney Kang and Joe Kelly.Livin' on a Prayer
will be shot in the same style of How I Met Your Mother
. It's about a couple who are dating and their group of friends living in Pittsburgh.
Manganiello, the first actor to be cast on Livin' on a Prayer
, has recently appeared as Owen Morello on One Tree Hill
. He played Officer Litchman on ER
, starred as Solomon Cortez on American Heiress a
nd played Flash Thompson in Spider-Man 3.
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