EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Tveit is set to star in USA Network’s untitled hourlong pilot from White Collar creator Jeff Eastin. The project, from Fox TV Studios, follows agents from various federal and local agencies (DEA, FBI, LAPD) who all live at an undercover house in Southern California. Tveit will play Mike Warren, a freshly minted FBI agent just out of the Academy and dripping wet behind the ears. Like White Collar, Eastin’s new project has two main leads, with Tveit playing one of them. The cast-contingency on the project will be lifted when both key roles are cast. Tveit is best known for his roles in the Broadway productions of Next To Normal and Catch Me If You Can and his recurring part on Gossip Girl. His feature credits include Ghost Town and Howl.
Raising The Bar alum Teddy Sears and Nick D’Agosto (Heroes) have joined Paul Bettany in Showtime’s pilot Masters & Johnson. The project, from Sony Pictures TV, is an adaptation of Thomas Maier’s book Masters of Sex: The Life And Times Of William Masters And Virginia Johnson, The Couple Who Taught America How To Love. It chronicles the lives, romance and pop culture trajectory of 1960s human sexuality pioneers Masters (Bettany) and Johnson, whose research touched off the sexual revolution. Sears and D’Agosto will play doctors who work with the pair. Sears, repped by APA and manager Sandy Erickson, is recurring on FX’s American Horror Story opposite Zachary Quinto and on CBS’ Blue Bloods.