You’ve mixed up their names for years. You’ve considered them a slightly more modern-day Bill Pullman and Bill Paxton (R.I.P.). You loved their work on The Practice and In the Line of Fire. Or was it Young Guns and My Best Friend’s Wedding? Tough to say; names really throw you. In any case, the situation is about to get a lot trickier — and a lot more entertaining — because Dylan McDermott and Dermot Mulroney are finally going to share the screen with one another.
That’s correct, it’s no longer just a 2012 SNL sketch. McDermott, who stars in Fox’s midseason airline comedy L.A. to Vegas as an over-the-top pilot named Captain Dave, will match wits with a rival pilot named Captain Steve (Mulroney), who has a magnetic, rock-star charm. Captain Dave is none too pleased with the self-consumed Captain Steve. Oh captain, my captain, I’m already having moderate difficulty telling these captains apart!
L.A. to Vegas — which follows the weekend adventures of a Sin City-bound plane’s flight crew and passengers — counts Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Steven Levitan among its executive producers. Mulroney will appear in one episode of the series, which began production this week.
Mulroney, who recently starred in the short-lived CBS drama Pure Genius, has also appeared in recent years on Mozart in the Jungle, Shameless, and New Girl. Never one to be topped, McDermott recently starred in two short-lived CBS dramas, Hostages and Stalker, though he is more well-known these days for starring in the first season of American Horror Story and recurring on AHS: Asylum.
No word yet on whether Mena Suvari and Mira Sorvino will pop up later as passengers arguing over the same seat.