Tom Everett Scott has landed the male lead opposite Jenna Elfman in ABC’s comedy pilot Bad Mom. The project, from writer-actress Sharon Horgan, centers on Julia Lacey (Elfman), a working mom struggling to juggle her job and raising her kids who is thrown a curveball when her mother tells her she’ll no longer be available for regular babysitting. Scott, repped by Paradigm and john Carrabino, will play Julia’s husband, who is working for a very demanding new boss and is often forced to work overtime.
Esai Morales has joined the cast of Ron Moore’s NBC drama pilot 17th Precinct. Set in a city ruled by magic, it revolves around the workings of the 17th, headed by Detective Chief Inspector Wilder Blanks (Eamonn Walker). Morales, repped Innovative and Brillstein, will play his second in command, Lt. Liam Butterfield.
Kevin Rahm and Chad Coleman (The Green Hornet) have been added to the Fox comedy pilot I Hate My Teenage Daughter. The multicamera project centers on two divorced mothers, Nikki (Katie Finneran) and Annie (Jaime Pressly), who must raise daughters who are exactly like the girls who picked on them in high school. Rahm, repped by Gersh and Forward, will play a potential love interest for Annie. Coleman, repped by TalentWorks and Vanguard, will play Nikki’s ex-husband. Also cast in the pilot in a guest-starring role is Rosa Blasi. She is with Bresler Kelly and Roklin Luber.
Todd Grinnell has been cast in ABC’s comedy pilot Lost & Found, about Jo (Jordana Spiro), a New York City bartender whose life is turned upside down when her conservative 18-year-old son she gave up for adoption shows up. Grinnell, repped by Gersh and Valeo Entertainment, will play Jo’s next-door neighbor.