Steven Weber is returning to NBC and the half-hour format as the star of the network’s single-camera comedy pilot “Zip.”
Written by Mark Rizzo and Catapult’s Michael Benson and Marc Abrams, “Zip” centers on Trip Stringer (Weber), a guy with no money living in Beverly Hills who, with the help of his Latino partner, Hugo, and a colorful cast of accomplices concocts one scheme after another in the hopes of making it big and securing the glamorous Beverly Hills lifestyle for his three children.
Richard Shepard is set to direct the pilot, which is executive produced by Benson and Abrams. Rizzo serves as co-exec producer.
In addition to his starring role on “Zip,” Weber is recurring on ABC’s drama “Brothers & Sisters” this season as a love interest to Sarah (Rachel Griffiths).
Weber starred in Aaron Sorkin’s NBC drama “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” last season. He has a long history with NBC in the half-hour comedy arena going back to his starring role on “Wings.” He also starred on the network’s sitcom “Cursed” and did an arc on “Will & Grace.