Hellcats star Aly Michalka has been cast in Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot Rebounding. The 20th TV project, written by Joe Port and Joe Wiseman and directed by Jason Winer, is an uplifting comedy about Danny, a man recovering from the death of his fiancé with the help of the idiots on his pickup basketball team. Michalka, repped by CAA and Prospect Park, will play the girlfriend of one of Danny’s friends.
Veteran Phylicia Rashad has joined 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 professional life. Rashad, repped by Innovative and Parseghian Planco, will play Dr. Vanessa Harris, the powerful, cutting and intimidating Chief of Surgery.
David Arquette has been added to ABC’s dueling sisters comedy pilot The Smart One. The project, written by Don Todd, centers on a brilliant and successful woman (Portia de Rossi) who has to go to work for her less brainy but more popular sister (Malin Akerman) — a former beauty queen, weather girl … and now big-city mayor. Arquette will play Akerman’s husband. Jean Smart has been cast as the sisters’ mother. DeGeneres, Todd and Lauren Corrao are executive producing for Warner Bros TV.