*With the September 25 premiere of ME, MYSELF & I only a few weeks away (Mondays 9:30/8:30c on CBS), CBS and Warner Bros. Television are proud to announce the addition of guest stars Ed Begley, Jr. and Tia Mowry, who will join the cast on a recurring basis in season one.
Actor and activist Ed Begley, Jr. will play Governor Justin, the future version of Alex Riley’s step-brother. In 1991, the teenage Justin (series regular Christopher Richards) is constantly coming up with half-baked schemes that end in spectacular failure. Fifty-one years later, he’s the Governor of California.
In addition, Tia Mowry (Sister Sister, The Game, Instant Mom) will play Wendy, the wife of Darryl (series regular Jaleel White). Wendy totally relates to present-day Alex Riley’s (series regular Bobby Moynihan) frustration over missing out on his daughter’s formative experiences. For example, if anyone took her daughter to Disneyland for the first time, she’d be furious as well — not realizing that her husband had done just that.
Regarding the casting, executive producer Dan Kopelman said, “When we decided to introduce the character of Governor Justin, Ed [Begley, Jr.] was the only actor we considered.” Regarding Mowry, Kopelman added, “I’ve loved working with Tia in the past and am thrilled to have her be part of my new show.”
ME, MYSELF & I stars Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) in a comedy about the defining moments in one man’s life over three distinct periods — as a 14-year-old in 1991 (Jack Dylan Grazer – It), at age 40 in present day (Moynihan) and at age 65 in 2042 (John Larroquette – Night Court). Also starring Brian Unger, Jaleel White, Kelen Coleman, Christopher Paul Richards, Mandell Maughan, Skylar Gray, Reylynn Caster and Sharon Lawrence, the series is created by Dan Kopelman, who executive produces alongside Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor. ME, MYSELF & I is produced by Kapital Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios.
Represented by Innovative Artists and Industry Entertainment, Ed Begley, Jr. first came to audiences’ attention on the long-running hit television series St. Elsewhere, for which he received six Emmy® nominations. Recently, he appeared in the 2016 film Ghostbusters with Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. He previously appeared as an ensemble member of Christopher Guest’s acclaimed comedies such as Mascots, A Mighty Wind, Best in Show and more. On television, Begley is currently shooting the Hulu series Future Man, and appeared on Better Call Saul with Bob Odenkirk. He has also had recurring roles on Six Feet Under, Arrested Development and Portlandia. Begley directed several episodes of the Emmy®-winning drama NYPD Blue as well as his own play Cesar and Ruben, which won a Nosotros Award and four Valley Theater League Awards.
Represented by UTA and LINK Entertainment, award-winning actress, producer and bestselling author Tia Mowry-Hardrict has just wrapped up a successful third season of her Cooking Channel series Tia Mowry at Home. In March 2017, Tia released her first cookbook — the Amazon #1 seller Whole New You, by Random House Publishing Group. Best known for her role in the hit comedy Sister Sister, Mowry not only won two NAACP Image Awards, but became a ’90s pop culture icon in her teens with her twin sister, Tamera Mowry-Housley, who co-starred. Additional credits include Twitches, Twitches Too, Bratz, The Game, Instant Mom, Rosewood, Mistresses and the feature Baggage Claim.