Emily Rutherfurd is set to co-star in Tucker Cawley’s comedy pilot for CBS The Assistants, a young ensemble about four assistants who work for celebrity couple Mike and Ali. Rutherfurd will play Ali’s friendly, a bit manic and socially awkward sister who has lived her life in her famous sister’s wake and now works for her as house manager, keeping tabs on everything, including the assistants.
Flight of the Conchords alum Rhys Darby has been cast in CBS’ comedy pilot How To Be A Gentleman, written by and starring David Hornsby. It revolves around a magazine that has changed ownership and centers on Alan (Hornsby) who writes a column on how to be a gentleman – in all aspects of life. Darby will play Alan’s brother in law. Darby, who played the band’s manager on Conchords, co-starred in Pirate Radio and Yes Man. The actor-comedian, repped by CAA and Principato-Young, also tours internationally.