Michelle Borth has been cast as the lead in ABC’s untitled summer medical drama series aka Combat Hospital. The 13-episode series, about doctors at a military hospital in Afghanistan is a Canadian/UK co-production, with Daniel Petrie Jr. serving as executive producer/showrunner. Borth will play Rebecca, a brilliant trauma surgeon who is new to the military was dumped by her fiance just before she left for Afghanistan. The casting stems from Borth’s talent deal with ABC, which came out of her starring role on the network’s short-lived drama The Forgotten. This season, she did an arc on CBS’ Hawaii Five-0.
Comedian Chris D’Elia has landed the male lead opposite Whitney Cummings in her comedy pilot at NBC. The project, written/co-exec produced by Cummings and exec produced/run by Betsy Thomas, centers on young couple Whitney (Cummings) and Alex (D’Elia) who tackle the ups and downs of a committed relationship in today’s complicated world. D’Elia recently co-stared in TBS’ comedy Glory Daze.
Chase co-star Amaury Nolasco has been cast as one of the two leads the ABC comedy pilot Work It, a multicamera centers from Andrew Reich and ted Cohen about out-of-work car salesmen Lee and Angel (Nolasco) who realize that it is now a woman’s world and decide that in order to find work again and succeed they are going to have to dress as women to get jobs as pharmaceuticals reps. Also cast in the pilot is Chelsea Lately regular John Carapulo as Lee’s brother-in-law and Lee and Angel’s drinking buddy.