Dr. Ken (ABC)
Suzy Nakamura (Horrible Bosses 2) has booked Vivica A. Fox the female lead opposite Ken Jeong in ABC’s comedy pilot Dr. Ken…Nakamura…will play Allison, Jeong’s successful psychologist wife. Also cast is Tisha Campbell-Martin (Martin) in the role of Damona, the hospital receptionist. She is with Kohner.
Family Fortune (ABC)
Parker Young has booked a regular role opposite Fortune Feimster in ABC’s multi-camera comedy pilot Family Fortune…Written by [Matt Hubbard] and Feimster…Family Fortune is set in North Carolina and centers on popular gym teacher Fortune (Feimster) who comes out of the closet to her close-knit group of family and friends. Young…will play Tyler, Fortune’s younger brother, a serviceman in the Coast Guard.
Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls) has booked a regular role…Chabert will play Nichole, Tyler’s (Parker Young) wife and a devoted mom to their two young children.
Minority Report (Fox)
Meagan Good (Think Like A Man franchise) has signed on as the female lead in Fox’s drama pilot Minority Report…Lara Vega (Good), who’s not afraid to break a few rules.
Stark Sands (Inside Llewyn Davis) has been cast as the dual male lead opposite Meagan Good in Fox’s drama pilot Minority Report, a sequel to the Steven Spielberg-directed movie set 10 years after the end of Precrime in D.C. One of the three Precogs, Dash (Sands), struggles to lead a “normal” human life, but remains haunted by visions of the future, when he meets a detective, Lara Vega (Meagan Good), who’s haunted by her past and just might help him find a purpose to his gift. Sands will play the dual role of identical twin brothers Dash and Arthur who both possess the unique ability to see into the future, specifically murders before they happen.
Untitled comedy pilot (HBO)
Jack Davenport is set as the male lead opposite Sarah Silverman in HBO’s untitled comedy pilot written by…Lucy Prebble, Also cast in the pilot, directed by Charlie McDowell, are Kerri Kenney (Reno 911!) and Mark Cohen…Davenport…plays Blake, a broken Brit and eventual boyfriend who gets caught up in his own virtual reality in Seattle. Kenney…plays Melissa, Jude’s older sister who is proudly holding the family together, with no idea her home is built on lies. Graham plays Jude’s big-hearted mess of a brother-in-law.
Priyanka Chopra (Barfi!) has joined the cast of ABC drama pilot Quantico…Chopra will play Alex Weaver, a brilliant but haunted FBI trainee whose past boils to the surface soon after her arrival at Quantico.
Brent Sexton (The Killing) has been cast opposite Paula Patton and Adam Rodriguez in ABC’s drama pilot Runner. Written by Michael Cooney based on the Turkish series Son and directed by Michael Offer…Sexton…will play Simon, brother of Lauren’s husband and a resourceful detective who leads the search for his brother.
Untitled drama pilot (ABC)
Joan Allen is set for a lead role in the untitled ABC/ABC Studios drama pilot written by Jenna Bans and directed by Paul McGuigan. It follows the return of a politician’s (Allen) young son, Adam Warren (Liam James), who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier…Allen’s Claire is devastated to learn of the horrors her son has endured, however she is a political animal and it seems she has plans to use her son’s return to further her political ambitions.
Alison Pill has signed on to the untitled ABC/ABC Studios drama pilot written by Jenna Bans and directed by Paul McGuigan…Pill plays Willa Warren, Claire (Allen) and Peter’s daughter, and her mother’s campaign manager. Willa lost the twinkle in her eye many years ago when her little brother went missing. She feels responsible for his disappearance, as she was with him when he vanished.
Under The Dome (CBS)
Kylie Bunbury (Twisted) has joined the cast of CBS’ summer drama series Under The Dome…Bunbury will play Eva, a beautiful and intelligent woman who comes to Chester’s Mill with her boss, Lucy, in search of the egg. Eva is used to following Lucy’s orders without question, but Eva’s interest in Barbie (Mike Vogel) may complicate matters for all of them, as well as Julia (Rachelle LeFevre).
Under The Dome has added…Marg Helgenberger, who will do an extensive arc starting with the Season 3 premiere
Nic Bishop (Covert Affairs) is set for a season-long arc on Syfy drama Dominion…Details of the role are being kept under wraps.
Will Kemp (Petals in the Wind) and Connie Nielsen have been cast opposite Liam McIntyre and Stephan James in Unveiled…Kemp plays Lucas, a handsome, mysterious fallen angel with a suave charm and devilish side intent on corrupting as many humans as he can. Nielsen plays Joan, the by-the-book boss who leads the Guardian Angels from beyond the veil, the plane of existence outside of the human world.
Strange Calls (NBC)
Danny Pudi…is…making the leap from a supporting to a leading man with a starring tole in the network’s comedy pilot Strange Calls…Written by Blake McCormick…it centers on Toby (Pudi), an affable but down on his luck young police officer. He is transferred to a rural town where — with the help of a peculiar, elderly night watchman — he starts to realize the town has a bizarre supernatural underbelly.
Chyler Leigh and David Harewood (Homeland) have been cast opposite Melissa Benoist and Calista Flockhart in the CBS pilot Supergir
Leigh plays Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Kara’s confident foster sister. Fascinated by Kara’s powers from a young age, Alex developed a lifelong obsession with science which inspired her to become a doctor.
Harewood plays Hank Henshaw, a onetime CIA agent who now runs the Department of Extra-Normal Operations, which tracks extraterrestrial threats on the planet Earth. In the DC Comics universe, Henshaw is a villain who eventually becomes Cyborg Superman.
Dean Cain…and Helen Slater…are set to guest star in what is described only as “mystery roles.”
Shades of Blue (NBC)
Ray Liotta, Drea de Matteo, Vincent Laresca and Warren Kole are set to co-star opposite Jennifer Lopez in NBC’s straght-to-series drama Shades Of Blue, directed by Barry Levinson
Written by Adi Hasak
Liotta plays Lieutenant Bill Wozniak, the enigmatic and resourceful patriarch of the tight knit unit of corrupt cops, who steps outside the limitations of the law to protect his precinct. His all-consuming hunt for the informant drives him to dire extremes. The Sopranos alumna de Matteo plays Shirley Nazario, a tough, outspoken female cop who holds her own with the men in her crew, and yet her brashness covers her insecurities. Laresca plays Tony Espada, alternately the bulldog and the moral compass for his team. Kole plays Robert Staal, a relentlessly ambitious up-and-coming FBI agent desperate to make a name for himself. His growing obsession with his asset jeopardizes his ability to make his case against a group of corrupt cops.
Untitled Judah Miller comedy pilot (ABC)
Megan Hilty…has signed on as the female lead in ABC’s untitled Judah Miller comedy pilot. The single-camera project centers on a Tony Award-winning mother (Hilty) and a risk-averse, cerebral father who are blessed with a son who is a natural-born competitive athlete. They are forced outside their parental comfort zones and into the high-octane world of youth sports. Hilty’s Irene is described as a laud, flamboyant diva, a former Broadway star who is adjusting to her latest “role” as a suburban mom and who can come off a little self-involved but has a big heart of gold.
Miller wrote the script
Tom Ellis will star in the DC Comics adaptation
The drama centers around Lucifer (Ellis), the Lord of Hell, who, bored and unhappy, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals.
The character of Lucifer was modeled after David Bowie and has appeared in Sandman and its spinoff via DC’s Vertigo imprint.
Tom Kapinos will pen the script
Untitled Dan Savage comedy pilot (ABC)
Newcomer Noah Galvin has booked the young lead in the ABC/ABC Studios untitled Dan Savage comedy pilot. Written by David Windsor and Casey Johnson…the single-camera project revolves around the O’Neals, a seemingly perfect All-American family. When the youngest son, Kenny (Galvin), comes out of the closet, all the family secrets are revealed and the family proves to be quite typical and not so perfect.
Annie Funke (A Most Violent Year) has joined the cast of CBS medical drama pilot LFE…Funke…will play Chelsi, a genius resident who works in the hospital’s internal wing.
Stuck In the Middle (Disney)
Disney Channel is grooming Jenna Ortega to be its next series star. The cable network has greenlighted family comedy pilot Stuck In the Middle toplined by the actress
Written by Alison Brown (Dog With A Blog) and Linda Videtti Figueiredo (Cougar Town) and directed by Jonathan Judge (Zeke & Luther), Stuck In the Middle centers on 12-year-old Harley (Ortega), the ultimate middle child who lives life in the eye of the tornado that is her family. But Harley has big-family life figured out — that is, until the day she needs everyone to be in one place, on time, for her event. It’s chaos times seven, but Harley realizes guts, ingenuity and a seat near the mashed potatoes make living large a whole lot of fun.
Untitled Suzanne Martin pilot (NBC)
Patrick Warburton is set as the male lead in NBC’s untitled multi-camera Suzanne Martin pilot…It chronicles how things backfire for recent empty-nesters, Mike Gunn (Warburton) and Martina Gunn, when their children and their parents move back home. Stacy Keach plays Mike’s dad. James Burrows is directing from a script by Martin.
The Adversaries (ABC)
Terry O’Quinn has been cast as the male lead in ABC drama pilot The Adversaries…Written and executive produced by David Zabel, The Adversaries centers on the patriarch of a New York legal dynasty who becomes embroiled in a trial of his own, and his federal prosecutor daughter must decide which side she will fight on. O’Quinn will play Charlie, the head of the law firm Fisher, Fisher and Herrero.
Elliott Gould has booked a regular role on CBS hourlong pilot Doubt…Gould will play Isaiah, the head of the boutique go-to criminal defense firm in New York.
48 Hours ‘Til Monday (Fox)
Sarah Chalke is set as the female lead opposite Rob Riggle in Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot 48 Hours ‘Til Monday, written/exec produced by Charlie Grandy…Chalke…plays Kelly Bishop who is happily married to Charlie and the mother of their three kids, Kelly quit her job as a local TV news producer to spend more time with her family…and is finding that being a stay-at-home mom is much more exhausting, time-consuming and frustrating than working in an office.
WGN America is moving forward with…Underground, giving the Underground Railroad project a 10-episode straight-to-series order with Christopher Meloni, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge and Jessica De Gouw set to star.
Smollett-Bell (Friday Night Lights) plays Rosalee, a shy house slave with a powerful inner strength and courage; Aldis Hodge (Turn) is Noah, a brave and clever slave on the plantation with dreams of freedom and a dangerous plan to escape; Law & Order: SVU alum Meloni is August, a secretive mercenary who walks a tightrope between survival and morality; De Gouw is Elizabeth, a socialite who shares her husband’s abolitionist ideals.
The series was created and written by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski (Heroes)…Anthony Hemingway (Treme) is set to direct the series’ first two episodes.
Untitled buddy comedy pilot (ABC)
Ving Rhames (Mission Impossible franchise) is taking a comedic turn with a co-starring role in ABC’s untitled NBA buddy comedy pilot
Rhames will play the [baaketball] team’s confident and smooth general manager.
Untitled comedy pilot (CBS)
JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Better With You, Once Upon A Time) is set as the female lead opposite Tommy Johnagin in CBS’ untitled CBS comedy pilot inspired by the comedian’s life. The pilot, from writers Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumack…stars Johnagin as Tommy, a stand-up comic raising a family in a small Midwestern town. Garcia Swisher…plays Michelle, an accomplished pediatrician married to Tommy, with whom she has a daughter, Ashley.
Chicago Fire (NBC)
Eric Mabius has landed a major recurring role on NBC firefighter drama Chicago Fire. He’ll play Tom Nesbitt, a high-end strip club owner.
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