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David Cross Cast in Fox’s Dead Boss

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21:  Director David Cross attends the "Hits" premiere at Eccles Center Theatre during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2014 in Park City, Utah.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)

Fox is lining up a veritable murderers' row of comedy actors for their upcoming Dead Boss pilot, from Jane Krakowski to Amy Sedaris to Ratch Dratch to virtually anyone else they hire at this point. There is no way the casting director is going to make a mistake with this kind of track record. Hiring David Cross is just the latest excellent decision made by the network; the Arrested Development star is set to play the deceased supervisor himself, a "narcissistic, credit-stealing, misogynistic" gentleman by the name of Derek Bridges. Hopefully we'll be provided a lot of flashbacks, or at the very least a spectacular murder scene.

Photo: Jason Merritt/2014 Getty Images