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The Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones is set to co-star opposite Heather Locklear in CBS' comedy pilot The Assistants, a Tucker Cawley-written ensemble about the assistants who work for a celebrity, Ali (Heather Locklear), and her younger hunky husband Gale (Jones) who lives in her shadow. It centers on Mike (David Henrie) who, newly arrived in Hollywood from a small town, is hoping his job as an assistant to Ali might open doors for him. This the second consecutive broadcast pilot for Jones, repped by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment. Last season, he toplined ABC's comedy pilot How to Be a Better American. He joins fellow Daily Show correspondent Rob Riggle who stars in another CBS comedy pilot, Home Game. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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