EXCLUSIVE: Collette Wolfe (Young Adult) has landed the female lead in NBC’s comedy pilot Next Caller Please. The Lionsgate/Universal TV project, written by Stephen Falk, centers on Colorado public radio personality Stella Hoobler (Wolfe), who is thrilled when she’s recruited to co-host a radio show for Orbit Satellite Radio in New York City until she meets her co-host, Cam Doherty, an abrasive, hard-drinking, sexist loose cannon. Wolfe is with Gersh and Untitled.
Jon Dore has been cast in Claudia Lonow’s ABC comedy pilot How to Live With Your Parents For The Rest Of Your Life. The multi-camera/hybrid comedy, from 20th TV and Imagine, centers on Polly (Sarah Chalke), a recently divorced single mom, who moves in with her eccentric parents, Elaine and Max, a couple who’s full of life but knows no boundaries. Dore, repped by Gersh and Diamondfield, will play Polly’s “Big Lebowski-esque” ex-husband.
Are We There Yet? star Terry Crews has landed an arc on Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming HBO series The Newsroom. The show, set behind the scenes of a cable news network, stars Jeff Daniels as primetime anchor Will McAvoy. Crews will play Lonny, Will’s bodyguard and would-be-confidant or life coach of sorts. Actor and Old Spice spokesman Crews, repped by WME, next reprises his role in The Expendables 2.