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TV Casting: FRANKENSTEIN, MINORITY REPORT, Mark Cuban in SHARKNADO 3

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Frankenstein, Minority Report, Sharknado 3, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on Fox and Syfy.

Superstore (NBC)

Colton Dunn (Key And Peele), Mark McKinney (The Kids In The Hall) and Nico Santos have joined the cast of NBC comedy pilot Superstore. Written by former The Office writer-producer Justin Spitzer and directed by Ruben Fleischer

Dunn will play Garrett, the often-sarcastic narrator of the piece who frequently shares his philosophical insights and wry comments over the store intercom. McKinney…will play Glenn, the intensely religious store manager of Cloud 9 who isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer. Santos…will play Mateo, a brown-noser from an impoverished background with 11 brothers and sisters, many of whom are incarcerated. Mateo thinks his job will take him to the top, and he won’t let anyone get in his way.

Minority Report (Fox)

Wilmer Valderrama has been cast opposite Stark Sands and Meagan Good in Fox’s drama pilot Minority Report…Valderrama will play Will Blake, a new police detective at the precinct who fills in for Vega when she’s out on leave, and when Vega sizes him up, she decides she doesn’t like him.

Frankenstein (Fox)

Rob Kazinsky has landed the lead role in the Fox pilot Frankenstein…Frankenstein centers on Ray Pritchard (Kazinsky), a morally corrupt retired cop who is given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead. The “monster” is athletic, strong and handsome — the reanimated version of a much older Pritchard, a former Marine who was recently murdered. Pritchard’s body may be new, but his mind is still that of a 75-year-old, badass curmudgeon.

Doubt (CBS)

KaDee Strickland is set as the lead in Doubt…Written by longtime Grey’s Anatomy executive producers Tony Phelan and Joan Rater and directed by Adam Bernstein, the project centers on Sadie (Srickland), a smart, chic, successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm who shockingly gets involved romantically with one of her clients who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime.

The Adversaries (ABC)

Christine Lahti is set to co-star opposite Terry O’Quinn in ABC drama pilot The Adversaries…It centers on the patriarch of a New York legal dynasty, Charles Fisher (O’Quinn), who becomes embroiled in a trial of his own, and his federal prosecutor daughter must decide which side she will fight on. Lahti…plays Charles’ estranged wife Katherine.

The Shannara Chronicles (MTV)

James Remar (Dexter) has joined the cast of MTV’s 10-episode straight-to-series drama The Shannara Chronicles…Remar will play Cephelo, the leader of the Rovers who roam the Four Lands.

The 46 Percenters (ABC)

Jason Antoon (No Ordinary Family, Kings) has booked one of the male leads in ABC’s multi-camera comedy pilot The 46 Percenters…Antoon…will play Hari, Kiri’s husband. He joins previously cast Nazneen Contractor.

Sharing (NBC)

Greta Lee (New Girl, Wayward Pines) has booked the female lead in NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot Sharing…Lee…plays Heidi Salazar, the face of Giftr. She’s desperate for the app to make Wired magazine so she doesn’t have to go back to her old accounting job.

Untitled Dana Klein comedy pilot (Fox)

Nancy Lenehan (Sex Tape) and Izzy Watts have joined the cast of Fox’s untitled Dana Klein comedy pilot…Written/exec produced by Klein and directed by Pam Fryman…Lenehan…will play Anita, mother to Matt (Matt Letscher) and Jack (Brian Austin Green). Anita is often the unwitting participant in a battle of wills between her sons’ two wives. Watts is Frankie Stanley, Ellen and Matt’s daughter. Brutally honest and annoyed from the time she wakes up, she is not a people-pleaser.

48 Hours ‘Til Monday (Fox)

Malcolm-Jamal Warner is returning to his comedy roots with a co-starring role opposite Rob Riggle, Sarah Chalke, Merrin Dungey and Jane Curtin in Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot 48 Hours ‘Til Monday, written/exec produced by Charlie Grandy.

Warner will play Dr. Craig Ellis, the perfect father whose weekend plans always show up Charlie’s. If Charlie’s plan is to assemble a bed with Elizabeth, Craig’s plan is to restore a 1983 Camaro with his sons and give the proceeds to charity. Craig looks at Charlie a bit like a charity case himself, constantly trying to help him be a better, more knowledgeable father. It drives Charlie nuts.

The Catch (ABC)

Mireille Enos has been tapped as the lead of another drama project, ABC pilot The Catch. Also cast in the pilot…are Jacky Ido and Jay Hayden (Battleground). Written and executive produced by Jennifer Schuur…The Catch centers on Alice (Enos), who is about to get married to Kieran and about to get Chyler Leigh, Jacky Ido dans Taxi Brooklynconned. Unbeknownst to her slippery fiancé, our heroine — who investigates fraud for a living — is not all she claims to be. And when Kieran’s expertly planned con collides with her perfectly constructed lies, they plunge into a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

Ido…plays FBI agent Thomas Delgado, who’s handling Alice’s case against Kieran. Hayden…is James, Alice’s right hand and left-brained man at work.

Untitled pilot (NBC)

Christine Woods is set as the female lead opposite Michael Cassidy in NBC’s untitled pilot written by Aseem Batra and directed by Betsy Thomas. The politically incorrect office comedy centers on best friends Dale (Cassidy) and Georgie (Woods) whose relationship is upended when he starts dating the “perfect” woman.

Sharknado 3 (Syfy)

Mark Cuban (Shark Tank) has been cast as President of the United States and political commentator/author Ann Coulter will assume the duties of Vice President in Syfy/The Asylum’s Sharknado 3.

The Dallas Mavericks owner and Coulter will join stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and Cassie Scerbo (Nova). Also joining the cast of Sharknado 3 will be Ryan Newman, who will play April and Fin’s (Ziering) daughter Claudia Sheperd, with Jack Griffo as Claudia’s friend, Billy.

Previously announced cameos in Sharknado 3 include Bo Derek as May, the mother of April (Reid); Jerry Springer, appearing as Mr. White, a manic tourist; *NSYNC singer Chris Kirkpatrick as a pool lifeguard; and Chris Jericho, as Bruce the roller coaster ride operator.

Anthony C. Ferrante will once again direct, based on an original screenplay by Thunder Levin.

Multi-camera comedy pilot (NBC)

Allie MacDonald (House At The End Of The Street) has booked a series regular role in NBC’s multi-camera comedy pilot starring Parenthood alumna Monica Potter. The project…is loosely based on Potter’s life and stars the actress as Bridget, a woman who juggles her busy family life as well as her three ex-husbands — which proves to be difficult when she starts dating again. MacDonald…will play Heather, girlfriend to Jason (Eddie Cibrian). Jealous of the relationship Jason still has with ex-wife Bridget, Heather is not above spying on Bridget’s house when Jason is there and will often pop up unannounced and uninvited. Also cast in a regular role is Cristine Prosperi (DeGrassi: The Next Generation). Prosperi…will play Jessica, Bridget and Jason’s daughter.

Unveiled (NBC)

Mouzam Makkar has booked a series regular role in Unveiled…Makkar…will play Gabrielle Horne, a strong and smart guardian angel dedicated to helping people by way of calm guidance.

Supergirl (CBS)

“The Last Five Years” star Jeremy Jordan has joined the cast of CBS’s comic book drama, “Supergirl”

Jordan is set to guest star on the pilot (with the potential to recur on the series) as Winslow “Winn” Schott, a tech genius and superstar IT whiz who works alongside Kara (“Glee’s” Melissa Benoist) at Cat Grant’s (Calista Flockhart) company, CatCo.

Note: DC Comics fans will recognize the name of Jordan’s character as one of the aliases of the villain Toyman, which has appeared in the “Superman” comics.

Angel From Hell (CBS)

Lynch will star in CBS’ pilot “Angel From Hell”

The half-hour comedy centers around an unlikely friendship formed when a woman, Amy (Lynch), claims to be the guardian angel of another woman, Allison (yet to be cast). Lynch’s character is described as larger-than-life, brassy and flamboyant, and when she claims to be a guardian angel, Allison can’t decide if she’s actually an angel or if she’s just plain nuts.

Tad Quill (“Scrubs,” “Samantha Who?”) penned the pilot…Don Scardino (“30 Rock,” “2 Broke Girls”) will serve as director.

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Source: Thewrap, Deadline, Variety

 

 

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