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OTRC: Nick Jonas to guest star on ABC's 'Last Man Standing' as 'deadbeat dad'

Nick Jonas appears in a still from ABC's 'Mr. Sunshine.' (ABC/Michael Desmond)

Nick Jonas is set to appear on ABC's new family comedy series, "Last Man Standing," which stars Tim Allen.

"Last Man Standing" stars Allen as a married father of three daughters. One of them is also raising a baby boy as a single parent. Jonas will play the child's "deadbeat dad," Ryan, in a Christmas-themed episode, TVLine.com reported.

An ABC spokesperson confirmed Jonas' upcoming appearance, adding that as of now, there are no plans for him to guest star on more than one episode.

Jonas rose to fame as a member of the Jonas Brothers pop group, which had its own television series, "Jonas," that ran on the Disney Channel between 2009 and 2010. He also made a guest appearance on an episode of the ABC sitcom "Mr. Sunshine" (pictured above). The show starried Matthew Perry from "Friends" and was canceled earlier this year after one season.

"Last Man Standing" marks Allen's big television comeback following the success of "Home Improvement," the 1990s sitcom that made him famous. It debuted in October and was recently picked up for a full season.

Meanwhile, Jonas is also preparing to return to Broadway. He announced in September that he will take over the role of J. Pierrepont Finch in the musical "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" days after "Glee" star Darren Criss' run ends on January 22, 2012.

Jonas previously appeared in the revival of the musical "Annie Get Your Gun" on Broadway in 2001 and in "Beauty and the Beast" in 2002 as Chip. He made his big debut in London's West End in "Les Miserables" as Marius in 2010. He previously starred in the Broadway version of the show as Gavroche in 2003.

Jonas also portrayed Link Larkin at a Hollywood Bowl production of "Hairspray" in August. Zac Efron of Disney's "High School Musical" franchise played the character in a 2007 musical film.

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