Excerpt from Danner drawn to 'Presidio' (3/13/02, Variety)
Stephen Root ("Newsradio") has been cast as Charles, the headmaster, in ABC comedy pilot "Dexter Prep," which Touchstone Television and Brad Grey Television are producing. Melanie Deanne Moore and Andrew Bilgore also have been cast. Trio joins Ed Kerr, who already has been cast as the new teacher in an all-male boarding school, as well as Nicole Sullivan. Paul Simms is writing and exec producing; James Burrows is directing.
Excerpt from Kyle goes to Washington (2/25/02, Reuters/Variety)
...Also on Friday, ABC made cast pacts on three pilots: Ed Kerr snagged the lead role in "Dexter Prep"; Simon Helberg will join "The Funkhausers" in a central role; and Brad Raider has taken an important role in "That Was Then." ... Kerr will star in "Dexter Prep," playing the new teacher in an all-male boarding school. He is the first thesp to join the cast of the ABC comedy pilot.
Excerpt from ABC's 2002 Pilot Season (2/16/02, Zap2it)
Dexter Prep (Comedy) Studio: Touchstone Production Team: Paul Simms ("NewsRadio," "The Larry Sanders Show") Premise: Set at an all-boys boarding school, the show will revolve around the lives of a group of teachers. Stars: Ed Kerr ("Three Sisters," "Snoops"), Nicole Sullivan ("Mad TV"), Stephen Root, Melanie Deanne Moore ("Cupid") and Andrew Bilgore Status: Originally developed for midseason 2002
Andrew Bilgore (Peterson)
Edward Kerr (Jim)
Melanie Deanne Moore (Meg)
Stephen Root (Charles)
Nicole Sullivan (Nancy)
Paul Simms (executive)