Party Down and Veronica Mars alum Ryan Hansen has landed the lead in the Fox comedy pilot El Jefe. The project, from writers David Guarascio & Moses Port and Sony TV, centers on an affable but lost 30-year-old (Hansen) who, tossed out of his Brentwood home, moves in with his longtime Latin American nanny and goes head to head with her strong-willed son and finds himself in a family and work life very different than the ones he grew up in. Gersh-repped Hansen recently co-starred on NBC’s Friends With Benefits.
Heather Burns (HBO’s Bored To Death) has joined the NBC/Sony TV comedy pilot Save Me, starring Anne Heche as a woman who, after an accident, starts to believe she is channeling God. ICM-repped Burns will play her friend. Also cast in the pilot is Lamon Rucker as Dr. John Wilkins.
Mousa Kraish has been added to the NBC/Uni TV’s Jekyll & Hyde-style medical drama Do No Harm. The project, written by David Schulner, centers on Jeffrey Kohn (Steven Pasquale), a brilliant neurosurgeon who wrestles with his dangerous alter-ego Ian Price who threatens to wreak havoc on his personal and processional life. Kraish, repped by David Shapira & Associates & Antrim Street Entertainment, will play the attending clinical pharmacologist, a man of science and religion who has a sharp wit and sharper mind.