Fox’s “Dan the Weatherman” is Recasting Key Roles

The Fox comedy is recasting two key roles, according to Variety. 

JoAnna Garcia Swisher will replace Ashley Williams who was in the pilot, as the new female lead alongside star Thomas Lennon who was praised for his portrayal of Dan in the pilot. Additionally, child actor Jack Stanton will play Dan Jr., the role originally played by Dashiell McGaha-Schletter. 

Now that Swisher and Stanton became available following the cancellation of their series, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World and The Mick, respectively, they will go on to re-shoot scenes from the pilot this summer.

Dan the Weatherman centers on Dan after losing his cushy job as a weatherman at the local TV station. This is how Dan finds it’s not enough to be a charming man in this world, reluctantly finding himself employed by at the local cable station.

Also starring are Natalie Ceballos, James Earl and Daniel Stern.

The series is still scheduled for a midseason launch