Will Forte performs at The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica, California in August 2011.
Forte will star as Danny, a middle-aged guy coping with the sudden death of his fiance with the help of the dunderheads on his pickup basketball team.
The project, written and co-created by Joe Port and Joe Wiseman, will be executive produced by "Modern Family" honcho Steven Levitan. The series is inspired by Port's real-life experiences, according to Vulture.
Since Forte left "SNL" in 2010, he has been a familiar face on the sitcom landscape. The 41-year-old actor has recurring roles on NBC's "30 Rock" and "Up All Night" and has guest-appeared on "Parks and Recreation."
Forte currently has a supporting role in the avant-garde comedy "Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie" and will soon appear in Adam Shankman's "Rock of Ages" and Akiva Schaffer's "Neighborhood Watch," co-starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, and Jonah Hill.
Jason Winer, a "Modern Family" regular, will direct the "Rebounding" pilot.