06/04/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Kelsey Grammer Bounces Back From Canceled Sitcom To Play Billionaire

Kelsey Grammer has joined the cast of ABC comedy pilot "Roman's Empire," from Ashton Kutcher's Katalyst Films, CBS Paramount Network TV and ABC Studios.

Grammer, coming off the canceled Fox laffer "Back to You," will play an eccentric billionaire in the comedy about a guy who can't get away from his ex-girlfriend's wealthy family. Cast also includes comic Nick Thune, who inked a development pact with ABC and ABC Studios this year (Daily Variety, March 3).

Lensing on the single-camera comedy began over the weekend.

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