EXCLUSIVE: The Fighter co-star Jack McGee has been tapped for a lead role in USA’s buddy cop dramedy pilot Common Law, while Arrested Development alum Tony Hale is set to co-star in the HBO comedy pilot Veep.
Common Law centers on polar opposite LAPD homicide detectives Wes Mitchell (Warren Kole) and Travis Marks (Michael Ealy) whose nonstop bickering and acrimony prompts their captain Phil Sutton (McGee), a no-nonsense ex-marine with an ironic wit, to send them to couples counseling. CBS TV Studios and Jon Turteltaub’s Junction Entertainment are producing. McGee, repped by Stone Manners Salners and Semler Entertainment, played Battalion Chief Jerry Reilly on FX’s Rescue Me. Along with the rest of The Fighter ensemble, he is nominated for a SAG Award.
Veep, from British comedian, writer and director Armando Iannucci, is set in Washington, D.C. and stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as former Senator Selina Meyer who becomes Vice President. Hale will play Selina’s right-hand man who is always there to assist her. Hale, repped by ICM and Framework, had been in line for the role for awhile but the deal was on hold as Hale had been attached to the ABC comedy pilot Awkward Situations for Man. Hale has now been released from the ABC project and is officially onboard Veep.