Former "Law & Order: Svu" star Christopher Meloni has lined up his next series role, and it's a long way from Elliot Stabler.
Meloni will star in a comedy at Fox from writers Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker ("Cougar Town," "$#*! My Dad Says"), based on Halpern's book "I Suck at Girls." He'll play the no-nonsense and not very warm father of two teenage kids (Connor Buckley of "Deception" and "Hart of Dixie's" Claudia Lee) who takes a more active role in their upbringing when their mother is accepted to law school.
The Fox project is Meloni's first series-regular role since he left "Svu" at the end of the 2010-11 season. He had a recurring part on "True Blood" last summer.
While he's best known for playing the intense Stabler on "Svu" and the sociopathic Chris Keller on "Oz," Meloni has a number of comedy credits as well. He co-starred in »
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