Robbie Amell has joined the cast of Bill Lawrence's new Fox pilot, Like Father.

The pilot follows college student Will Lyons (Robbie Amell), who is coping with the recent death of his mother. Concerned over Will's emotional reticence, Will's father Van Lyons, nicknamed "The Hurricane" for his bombastic personality, moves into his son's campus apartment. Colin Ferguson is set to play the father role.

The writer is also known for his work on Scrubs, Cougar Town and Spin City. The actor has been seen in Scooby Doo films and made appearances on How I Met Your Mother.

This project is still in development.