"Patton Oswalt joins Beach lane on NBC A new NBC pilot has just added another veteran actor to its cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Patton Oswalt has joined the cast of Beach Lane.

Oswalt will co-star in the pilot as James, a slacker who lives off his inheritance who takes on the job of turning a small Hamptons newspaper around, and does so by hiring a seasoned journalist, played by Matthew Broderick. Kristen Johnston will also star in the pilot as well.

Paul Simms (Bored to Death, The Larry Sanders Show) created the pilot, which will be produced by Lorne Michaels and Marci Klein.