Christine Woods (FlashForward) has landed the female lead in NBC’s multicamera comedy pilot Daddy’s Girls. The project, from writer Dana Klein, 20th Century Fox TV and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, centers on Pen (Woods), a responsible, guarded, brilliant but emotionally challenged Harvard Medical School graduate who just returned from a stint with Doctors Without Borders to discover that her beloved dentist dad, Robert, has become engaged to Pen’s high school classmate Holly –a 29-year-old bubbly blonde who happens to be the “mean girl” in high school. Also cast is Brenda Song (The Suite Life On Deck) as Holly’s best friend Cricket. This marks Woods’ return to NBC where she starred in the comedy series Perfect Couples. She is with Gersh and Emery Entertainment.
Kevin Bigley, Gil Ozeri, and Aya Cash round out the cast of Greg Daniels’ single-camera comedy pilot Friday Night Dinner. The single-camera project, based on the British format, centers on a quirky family that has dinner together every Friday night. Bigley will play one of the older son Paul who is a little immature and sells batteries over the Internet. Ozeri will play Paul’s younger brother Gary, an aspiring songwriter writing jingles for an ad agency. Cash will play the boys’ cousin who recently moved back into town. Allison Janney and Tony Shalhoub were previously cast as the Paul and Gary’s parents. Daniels is executive producing the project with Howard Klein and the original series’ producer Big Talk TV for Universal TV. Ken Kwapis is directing.