By Lynette Rice
Updated March 16, 2012 at 07:51 PM EDT

Comedian-turned-actor-turned-occasional-conservative commentator Dennis Miller has joined the ABC comedy pilot Awesometown. He’ll play Nelson Burke, a genius boss who has never smiled and is surgical with his cut downs.

The comedy that also stars Ben Rappaport and Amanda Crew taps into lives of four young pros who live and work together in New York. The writer is Adam Sztykiel (Made of Honor).

Earlier this year, Miller appeared in an episode of Hawaii 5-0.

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