Eva Amurri (Californication) is set to star opposite Christine Lahti in CBS’ medical-family drama pilot The Doctor, written by Privileged creator Rina Mimoun and directed by David Nutter. The project, from Warner Bros. TV, centers on a mother (Lahti) who reconnects with her two adult children – son David and daughter Natasha (Amurri) when she joins the family medical practice.
Judy Marte, Tom Reed and Stark Sands have joined Leelee Sobieski in the CBS’ drama pilot Rookies, an ensemble cop show from writer Richard Price, which is executive produced by Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal. In the James Mangold-directed pilot, about six NYPD rookies who balance their personal lives with learning the beat on the streets of Manhattan, Marte, Reed, Sands and Sobieski play 4 of the rookies. Marte (Raising Victor Vargas) is with Greene & Assoc. and managers Eunice Lee & Tim Jordan.
Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Leah Renee have joined NBC’s drama pilot Playboy. In the 20th/Imagine TV project, set at the Playboy Club in Chicago in 1963, the two will play bunnies. Dewan-Tatum, repped by ICM and Steve Caserta, recently wrapped feature Set Up.
NewsRadio alum Dave Foley has been cast in CBS’ comedy pilot, buddy comedy How to Be a Gentleman created and starring David Hornsby. Based on the book of the same name, the project centers on Allan (Hornsby), an uptight guy learning to live his life with the help of his old high school classmate. Foley will play Allen’s rumpled magazine editor.
Jenn Proske (Vampires Suck) has joined another CBS comedy pilot, Home Game. The project, loosely based on the experiences of former NFL star Mark Schlereth, centers on Mark (Rob Riggle), a retired NFL player who returns home to his wife Lisa (Constance Zimmer) and daughters. Proske will play the oldest daughter.