Ken Marino, Aasif Mandvi Join NBC’s The Gates

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 21: Actor Ken Marino attends the Paley Center for Media Presents "Party Down" on April 21, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ken Marino

It's with a happy heart we report that NBC has tapped Party Down's Ken Marino and The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi to star in a pilot titled The Gates. Adapted from a British series, the comedy will revolve around parents navigating an elementary school drop-off gate, AKA a "twice-daily social landmine." Marino will be paired with Kathleen Rose Perkins of Episodes; Mandvi will TV-marry Christina Kirk, who's recently appeared on Girls and The Good Wife.