EXCLUSIVE: Andrea Anders has landed one of the two leads in NBC’s untitled Kari Lizer comedy pilot. It centers on two life-long female friends who are living very different lives but can’t live without each other. Nicole (Anders) has everything going for her — loving parents and in-laws, adoring husband, successful siblings and a trouble-free pregnancy. Her best friend, Jen, has parents who have no faith in her, terrible instincts that led her to a 17-day marriage to a guy who dumped her, and she gained 15 pounds on the cabbage soup diet. And yet, somehow, she is Nicole’s rock. The project reunites Anders with Warner Bros. TV which cast her in her first starring role on the NBC comedy Joey. Anders co-starred on another WBTV series, The Class, before she played the female lead on 2 ABC comedies, Better Off Ted and Mr. Sunshine.
Aimee Garcia (Dexter) has been cast in NBC’s drama pilot County, a medical drama from writer-exec producer Jason Katims starring Jason Ritter. The Universal TV-produced project chronicles the lives of a group of young doctors, nurses, and administrators in a frenetic underfunded and morally compromising LA County Hospital. Garcia will play one of them, a sharp-witted, no-nonsense new intern at the hospital. County marks the second NBC/Universal TV medical drama gig for Garcia who also co-starred on the 2009 series Trauma.