Scott Porter has been tapped as the male lead opposite Rachel Bilson in CW’s drama pilot Hart of Dixie. The project, from writer Leila Gerstein, WBTV and Fake Empire, is a comedic drama centered on Zoe Hart (Bilson), a young New York City doctor who inherits a medical practice in a small Southern town inhabited by an eclectic and eccentric group of characters. Porter, repped by Gersh and Brillstein, will play Zoe’s romantic interest, a charming and gallant local attorney who is engaged to marry, the daughter of Zoe’s competitor at the medical practice.
Matthew Moy, Garret Morris and Jonathan Kite have been cast in CBS’ comedy pilot Two Broke Girls, co-written and executive produced by Michael Patrick King and Whitney Cummings. The project, from Warner Bros., centers on two girls from very different backgrounds – Max (Kat Dennings), poor from birth, and Caroline (Beth Behrs), born wealthy but down on her luck – who wind up as waitresses in the same Brooklyn diner, and strike up an unlikely friendship that could lead to a successful business venture. Moy will play the owner of the diner where the girls work. Morris, repped by Global Artists and the Priluck Co., will play the diner’s cashier, and Kite – the diner’s Russian cook.
Wendy Crewson (Winnie) has been added to ABC’s drama pilot Georgetown, about young staffers on Capitol Hill. Crewson, repped by Domain and Perry Zimel, will play Senator Caroline Wallace, the GOP minority leader.
Saturday Night Live alumna Ana Gasteyer has joined ABC’s comedy pilot Suburgatory as a guest star/recurring. The pilot, from creator Emily Kapnek, centers on Tessa (Jane Levy), a teenage girl who moves with her dad George (Jeremy Sisto) from Manhattan, where she grew up, to her version of hell: the suburbs. Gasteyer will play their neighbor, the quintessential stay-at-home-mom, a domestic goddess who gardens, grills and guides her two children through life with a sure hand.