Uncle Buck (ABC)
James Lesure (Men At Work) is set to co-star opposite Mike Epps in Uncle Buck…Buck Russell (Epps), a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of the kids of his younger yet more accomplished brother Will (Lesure) in a very childish way. Nia Long plays Will’s wife in the project from Universal TV and Will Packer Prods.
Heart Matters (NBC)
Louis Mills has booked a regular role in NBC’s drama pilot Heart Matters…Mills will play Dr. Forrester, who was left with a nasty scar and one arm by the war in Iraq.
Madison Lintz (Parental Guidance) has been upped to a series regular for Season 2 of Amazon’s drama series Bosch. Lintz plays Maddie, daughter of Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver), and we’re told her role will have a more prominent presence in the second season.
Super Clyde (CBS)
Mark Addy is returning to CBS with a co-starring role opposite The Middle‘s Charlie McDermott in Greg Garcia’s comedy pilot Super Clyde.
The single-camera project, from CBS TV Studios, centers on Clyde (McDermott), a meek, unassuming, comic book-obsessive fast-food worker who finds his calling. When Clyde gets a really unexpected windfall — the inheritance from his long-dead eccentric Uncle Bill — he decides that his money will be his secret super power, used only for good. Addy will play Clyde’s sidekick, the fastidious, precise, careful and far-thinking Randolph. After assisting Clyde’s Uncle Bill in all his secret charitable endeavors during his employment as a butler, he soon becomes Clyde’s only confidante, the Alfred to Clyde’s Bruce Wayne, his assistant in doing good while staying under the radar.
Fantasy Life (Fox)
Chris McDonald (Boardwalk Empire) has joined Fox’s multi-camera/hybrid pilot Fantasy Life. He replaces James Caan, who was originally cast in the role but exited after the table read…McDonald will play the tough and humorless Chuck, a legendary ex-football player/coach who’s on Mitch’s new team working on Fox’s fantasy football league show. Chuck doesn’t get fantasy football since he played real football and suffered real pain, however, Mitch eventually impresses him, and the former football star is willing to work with him.
Preacher has cast another co-lead. British actor Joseph Gilgun (This Is England) has joined the drama pilot…as an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Gilgun)
Jesse’s sidekick Cassidy is described as the most wild-ass, bestest “bro” you’d ever want to meet. He may be 100 years dead but no one’s more boisterously alive than Proinsias Cassidy. An incorrigible mischief-maker, Cassidy’s up for anything — joyriding, bungee-jumping, bank robbing, peyote dropping. He’s also a relentless conversationalist with opinions on everything from religion to politics to pop culture to theories on why people are better able to tolerate the odor of their own flatulence.
Black Sails (Starz)
Starz has found its Blackbeard…Ray Stevenson has joined the cast of Black Sails as the iconic pirate, also known as Edward Teach, for the upcoming third season. One of the most notorious pirates to have ever lived, Edward Teach (Blackbeard) returns to settle some unfinished business, but a great deal has changed during his absence, and he will have to disrupt cemented alliances and challenge new ones to achieve the impossible.
American Horror Story: Hotel (FX)
Chloë Sevigny is returning to American Horror Story…Ryan Murphy tweeted this morning that she’s joined the cast of American Horror Story: Hotel as a series regular.
Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Aaron Staton (Mad Men) has been cast in a heavily recurring role on the third season of Showtime drama Ray Donovan. Staton will play Mr. Donellen, a strict yet kind high school teacher with a tragedy in his past.
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