Cynthia McWilliams, who is recurring on Fox’s The Chicago Code, has landed a lead role on CBS’ untitled sports radio show pilot. The multicamera comedy, from veteran writer-producers Bill Martin and Mike Schiff, is inspired by ESPN personality Colin Cowherd’s outspoken sports talk show. It centers on Nick (Damon Wayans), an egotistical sports-radio host with a quick wit and cocky likability. McWilliams will play his wife, the mother of two kids from a previous marriage and stepmom to Nick’s son from his previous marriage. Formerly the owner of her own company, with an MBA, Megan has given up her career to be at home with the children — and it’s starting to get to her.
Rachel Fox, who was a regular on ABC’s Desperate Housewives, has joined another CBS multicamera comedy pilot, Vince Uncensored, starring Michael Chicklis as Vince who, after brain surgery following an aneurysm, starts speaking his mind — literally. APA-repped Fox will play his youngest daughter.
Shirley Rumierk has landed the last regular role on ABC’s Tim Allen/Jack Burditt comedy pilot starring Allen as guy fighting for manhood in a world of women.
ABC, which recently announced a deal for producer Simon Vaughn’s internationally produced four-hour miniseries Titanic, today announced the cast of the project, set to begin production May 9 in Budapest, Hungary. The mini, from Nigel Stafford Clark and Julian Fellowes, a re-telling of the doomed voyage that weaves action, mystery and romance and features both fictional and historical characters, will star Linus Roache (Law & Order), Geraldine Somerville (the Harry Potter films), Noah Reid (Three Inches), Linda Kash (Cinderella Man), David Eisner (Flashpoint), Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones’s Diary), Toby Jones (Captain America), Perdita Weeks (The Promise), Lee Ross (Centurion), Jenna-Louise Coleman (Waterloo Road), Sophie Winkleman (Peep Show), Steven Waddington (The Tudors), David Calder (The World is Not Enough), James Wilby (Gosford Park), Antonio Magro (Little Dorrit), Dragos Bucur (The Way Back), Stephen Campbell Moore (Ben Hur), Lyndsey Marshal (Hereafter), Mark Lewis Jones (Robin Hood), Ruth Bradley (Primeval), Peter McDonald (The Damned United) and Sylvestra Le Touzel (Amazing Grace). Jon Jones will direct the mini, slated to premiere next year, which marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.