After a fun arc on New Girl and a sort of sad arc on Enlightened, Dermot Mulroney is committing full-on to a TV show. He’s been cast in the untitled Rand Ravich drama at NBC, according to Deadline. The show is a heist-y sort of political thriller about the kidnapping of a school bus full of people — including the president’s son. Mulroney plays one of the other student’s fathers, a chaperone for the school trip, who’s described in the script as “timid looking, wearing thick glasses and a sweater vest.” No one is pure dweeb on TV, though! We’re betting he’s secretly steely.
Actor Dermot Mulroney attends the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach on February 23, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images