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Natalie Abrams
February 27, 2015 AT 12:00 PM EST

Craig Ferguson is returning to primetime.

The former Late Late Show host has landed the leading role for on ABC’s comedy pilot The King of 7B, EW has learned.

In this ensemble comedy, an agoraphobic recluse (Ferguson) ventures outside for the first time in 20 years when he spies what could be his soul mate moving into the building across the street.

Ferguson, who previously starred on ABC’s Drew Carey Show, joins the already cast Carla Jimenez and Kirby Howell-Baptiste.

Howard Franklin will write and executive-produce the comedy with Dan Fogelman and Ben Karlin.

Check out our full list of pilots here.

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