Michael Rosenbaum’s Extended Stay on ‘Breaking In’

Christian Slater will be returning to TV on April 6, when the pilot of Fox’s newest comedy – Breaking In – will debut. Slater will lead a team from a security firm that tricks customers into buying its services.

Smallville fans will recognize Michael Rosenbaum, who spent many seasons on The CW show as Lex Luthor. There’s still no indication that Rosenbaum will be returning to Smallville in its final season, but he will be returning to television with a recurring guest role on Breaking In.

Breaking In producer Doug Harrison recently told TV Line that Rosenbaum would be appearing in at least 6 episodes beyond the pilot. He plays a “crafty peddler of ‘clean urine’ who figures into a potential romantic triangle with the top-shelf computer hackers played by Odette Yustman (Brothers & Sisters) and Bret Harrison (V).

For more information about the show, see the official FOX synopsis below:

BREAKING IN is an offbeat half-hour workplace comedy about a high-tech security firm that takes extreme — and often questionable — measures to sell its protection services. Created by Adam F. Goldberg and Seth Gordon, the series centers on a team of uniquely skilled oddball geniuses hand-picked to work for a manipulative mastermind.

Contra Security, corporate America’s answer to ‘The A-Team,’gives clients a sense of security by first ripping it away. The firm is led by OZ (Christian Slater), a larger-than-life head honcho who is a man of mystery and master of manipulation. The members of the odd squad include alluring bad girl MELANIE (Odette Yustman), who is in charge of lock-picking, safe-cracking and heart-breaking; and CASH (Alphonso McAuley), a fanboy who specializes in strategy, logistics and office pranks only a mad genius could think up.

Oz’s newest recruit, plucked right out of college, is lovable and charming computer hacker CAMERON PRICE (Bret Harrison). Unfortunately for Cameron, cracking into state-of-the-art security systems is a lot easier than dealing with his co-workers. Between Melanie’s sex appeal and Cash’s hazing, Cameron has more than a few obstacles to overcome if he wants to cement his status as part of the team and become Oz’s go-to guy.

BREAKING IN is produced by Happy Madison Productions, Adam F. Goldberg Productions and Sethsquatch, Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television. Goldberg, Gordon and Doug Robinson (‘Rules of Engagement’) serve as executive producers, while Goldberg serves as writer. The pilot was directed by Gordon.

clarissa @ tvovermind.com

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