Donald Sutherland Cast in MY LIFE AS AN EXPERIMENT

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Donald Sutherland has been chosen for one of the lead roles in NBC’s comedy pilot MY LIFE AS AN EXPERIMENT. The show is based on the book The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment, written by A.J. Jacobs, a New York Times best-selling author and a “stunt journalist.” Meant to improve his life, his lifestyle experiments are described through first person essays in the book.

TVLine.com reveals that My Life as an Experiment will chronicle the adventures (and misadventures?) of the character A.J. Wilder, a gonzo magazine journalist, as well as depict the impact that his projects have on his family. Sutherland will play the father-in-law of A.J. Wilder, “a highly respected, very accomplished heart surgeon and a pompous, arrogant guy to boot.” Comedian Jon Dore and Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds) previously were cast in the roles of A.J. Wilder and A.J. Wilder’s wife Stacie.

My Life as an Experiment will be produced by Jack Black.