Kyle MacLachlan is set to co-star in CBS’ drama pilot Baby Big Shot. The project, from writer Dana Calvo, showrunner Kevin Falls, Sony TV and Jamie Tarses’ Fanfare, is a legal drama centered on Martina (Janet Montgomery), a working-class woman who uses her street smarts to compete with her more polished colleagues at top New York law firm Stark & Cohen. MacLachlan, who was holding two pilot offers, will play the head man at Stark & Cohen, a rhino who booms confidence and big-picture philosophy. He sees something in Martina and gives her a promotion. MacLachlan, repped by Gersh and Management 360, is back on the final season of Desperate Housewives, reprising his role as villainous Orson Hodge.
Steven Bauer, who recently recurred on AMC’s Breaking Bad, has joined the cast of Showtime’s drama pilot Ray Donovan starring Liev Schreiber. Written by Ann Biderman and directed by Allen Coulter, the Showtime-produced project centers on Ray (Schreiber), a professional “fixer” for LA’s rich and famous who can make anyone’s problems disappear, except the ones created by his own family. Bauer, repped by Global Artists Agency and Lawrence Kopeikin, will play Avi, Ray’s No. 1 man at his detective agency. Also cast in the pilot is newcomer Devon Bagby as Ray’s son Conor.
Matt Cook has been added to CBS’ untitled comedy pilot from Greg Berlanti and Greg Malins. The Warner Bros/Berlanti Prods project, also known as Oh F**k It’s You, centers on Nick (Bryan Greenberg), a notorious womanizer who, after surviving a health scare, realizes that “The One” he has never found is actually his best friend of 15 years, Wendy (JoAnna Garcia). The problem is that Wendy is engaged to a guy Nick likes; she and Nick own a business together; and their attempt at dating back in college was a disaster. Cook, repped by Stone Manners Salners and Michelle Jannone, will play the IT wizard at Nick and Wendy’s travel business.