CBS and CBS TV Studios have signed Stephen Guarino in a talent holding deal.· He was discovered through the CBS Diversity Showcase, which features minority as well as LGBT performers. At the showcase last month, he wrote and performed a number of sketches (photo on right). Guarino previously co-starred on Logo’s sketch-comedy series The Big Gay Sketch Show and will appear in 2 episodes of ABC’s upcoming comedy series Happy Endings.
NBC has signed a talent deal with actor-comedian Randall Park, in part based on Park’s comedy short Blueberry (video below). In film, Park, repped by TalentWorks and Levity, had a role in Dinner for Schmucks and will be seen in Larry Crowne. On TV, he co-starred in Fox’s comedy pilot Tax Man last season.