The TV Guide Insider is reporting that Kal Penn has landed a role in Six Feet Under's final season, that begins airing in June. Penn is slated to enter the show later in the season, and play one of Claire's (Lauren Ambrose) boyfriends, who, if you don't watch the show, tend to be of the off-kilter variety.
Turns out, SFU creator Alan Ball loved [Penn's] his goofy stoner flick, which costarred Off Centre's John Cho. "You really are offering me something on Six Feet based on the character of Kumar?" Penn asked in disbelief when Ball called. The honcho's reply? Yup.
But this is my favorite line from the article...
"So far Penn (who's no relation to Sean)..."
I don't know how someone would confuse the two.