Actor Brandon Routh is relishing his role on a new U.S. sitcom because the flexible work schedule will allow him to be a hands-on father.
The Superman Returns star's actress wife Courtney Ford is pregnant and due to give birth to the couple's first child in the coming weeks.
Routh has signed up to appear in TV comedy Partners, alongside Michael Urie and Sophia Bush, and the 32 year old is confident the relaxed set will give him plenty of time for dad duty.
He tells the Toronto Sun, "It's a pretty easy work schedule... so I'll have the time to come home and be a dad. In the next few weeks, it's all going to collide - work time and baby time."