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12.20.2012

Justin Chon cast in NBC comedy pilot The Gates

Actor Justin Chon, perhaps best known for his role as Eric Yorkie in the Twilight movies, has been cast in the NBC comedy pilot The Gates: Kathleen Rose Perkins, Three Others Cast In NBC Comedy Pilot 'The Gates.'

The Gates is an ensemble comedy set at the front gates of an elementary school drop-off, where parents and school staff interact with one another at the beginning and end of each school day.

According to Deadline.com, Justin will play a "manny" -- that's a male nanny -- and buddy/confidant to the show's lead:

Based on the British series, The Gates is an adult ensemble comedy set at the front gates of an elementary school drop-off and revolves around the parents, school staff and 15-minute social minefield they have to navigate at the beginning and end of each school day. The show centers on the type-A Helen (Perkins), who just moved to town with her husband Mark and their eight year-old daughter for Helen’s big new job – the VP of Product Development at Williams-Sonoma. Riva will play Lindsay, the head of the PTA who is very easily pissed off. Grisetti will play Nat, the young-ish school principal, who thinks he’s beloved, but just kinda isn’t. Chon will play a funny “manny”, who, even though he’s young, has seen it all at the school, and he serves as a buddy/confidant to Mark.
Well, all right. Justin Chon can also be seen in the upcoming comedy 21 & Over, which opens in theaters everywhere on March 1.