Veteran Christpher Lloyd has been tapped to star opposite John Leguizamo and Dustin Ybarra in ABC’s multicamera comedy pilot Only Fools And Horses. Based on the British format, the multicamera comedy chronicles the misadventures of two streetwise brothers, Del (Leguizamo) and Rodney (Ybarra), and their aging grandfather (Lloyd) as they concoct outrageous, morally questionable get-rich-quick schemes in their quest to become millionaires. Also cast in the pilot is BJ Bales (Happy Endings) as Trigger, a ghetto-talking con man who is Del and Rodney’s perpetual enemy. Lloyd is with Gersh and Freedman Management; Bales is with APA and Principato-Young,
Majandra Delfino (The Great State Of Georgia) has been cast in ABC’s single-camera pilot starring Mandy Moore and directed by Shawn Levy. The project, written by Bob Fisher and Stacy Traub, centers on newlyweds Annie (Moore) and Ben, who get the opportunity of a lifetime to run a hip, new restaurant in Annie’s hometown bringing her closer to her needy and high-maintenance family. APA-repped Delfino will play one of Annie’s sisters, who is divorced and living at home. 20th Century Fox TV is producing with Shawn Levy and Marty Adelstein’s studio-based banner.
Nikita alumna Tiffany Hines has been added to ABC’s drama pilot Americana, a soap about a famous fashion industry clan. It centers on iconic fashion designer Robert Soulter (Anthony LaPaglia), the patriarch of a sprawling family who just welcomed a new member, Alice Clarke (Ashley Greene), a young designer whose shocking arrival turns the family and the legendary label inside out. Hines, repped by Medavoy Management and the Corsa Agency, will play Shane, a beautiful medical student and Alice’s best friend. Recruited by Alice to model in a fashion show, Shane discovers that her life is about to change and not necessarily for the better.
Actress-writer Liz Cackowski (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) has joined CBS’ single-camera comedy pilot from feature writer-director Nick Stoller. The twentysomething ensemble comedy centers on Jake (Michael Angarano), a commitment-phobic ad agency exec who, after getting dumped by his longtime girlfriend Laura (Brie Larson), realizes he has to continue working with her one cubicle away. Cackowski, repped by UTA and 3 Arts, will play Ingrid. Chernin Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV are producing.