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11/27/2011

MTV has picked up UNDEREMPLOYED - a single-camera comedy about 5 twentysomethings in Chicago from Dirty Sexy Money creator Craig Wright.

Jared Kusnitz, Michelle Ang, Sarah Habel, Inbar Lavi and Diego Boneta have been cast as the leads in the project, which revolves around Lou (Kusnitz), Sofia (Ang), Daphne (Habel), Raviva (Lavi) and Miles (Boneta) - talented best pals who

were confident that they were about to dazzle the universe with their

brilliance on the eve of their college graduation but a year later find themselves going through a series of odd jobs, low-paying gigs, and comical situations - all in an effort to make ends meet. "It is a comedy about the millenial generation's experience entering young adult life and the workforce in today's economic climate," MTV's head of programming David Janollari said. "It's about post-college reality versus the amplified expectations... exploring all the firsts from love, family, friends and career in today's post-Gen X world."

Jared is going to Prom in 2011! He booked one of the lead roles in the new Disney film coming to theaters on April 29th 2011. He has also starred in quite a few indie movies including "Dance of the Dead" and "Otis." Both of these movies were official choices of the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. Lionsgate purchased "Dance Of The Dead" at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. In April 2009 you saw him as a series regular in the ABC sitcom, "Surviving Suburbia" starring alongside Bob Saget and Cynthia Stevenson. Jared recently won a Best Actor award from the Zombie Dead Letter Awards for the role of Jimmy Dunn in the film "Dance of the Dead" -- which garnered and won 8 awards in various categories including Best Movie.

Jared is the lead in Zack 16, (zack16.com) an Internet stealth viral campaign by award winning director randy Krallman, (talking E Trade Babies). This project won a Bronze award at Cannes Lions Festival, 2009. He also recently starred in a short called Meanwhile At The Plaza written and directed by David H Steinberg, (American Pie 2, Puss and Boots).

Watch for Jared on The Secret Life Of The American Teenager. Episodes begin airing March 2011. He will be a recurring guest star on one of ABC Family's most watched shows!

Some of his other credits include Guest Star roles on various TV shows including Community with Joel McHale and Chevy Chase and Private Practice where he was thrilled to meet Chandra Wilson, an actress who has been an inspiration for years.

He can be seen in several National commercials airing 2009/2010.