Regina Hall is set to co-star opposite Martin Lawrence in his CBS comedy pilot. The project, written by Mike Lisbe and Nate Reger and produced by CBS TV Studios, stars Lawrence as Ray, a widowed father of two teenagers who, after losing his job in construction, decides to go to the police academy and become a cop at the age of 46. Hall, repped by ICM and Principato-Young, will play Lisa, a cute, perky police officer and type-A perfectionist who takes an immediate shine to Ray.
Melissa Tang has landed the last regular role in The Goodwin Games, Fox’s single-camera comedy from the How I Met Your Mother trio of Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Chris Harris. The project revolves around three siblings (Becki Newton, Scott Foley, Jake Lacy) who reconnect after the death of their father when he leaves them his fortune — but only if they agree to his terms.Tang, repped by Abrams Artists and manager Colleen Schlegel, will play the family’s estate attorney role, originally written as a middle-aged man.
Queer Eye For The Straight Guy alum Jai Rodriquez has been cast in a recurring role in Reba McEntire’s ABC comedy pilot Malibu Country, about Reba Gallagher (McEntire) who moves her family from Nashville to Malibu after getting a divorce. Rodrigiuez, repped by Michael Einfeld Management, will play the recurring role of a record label executive Reba turns to. Erin Cahill has been cast in ABC’s drama pilot Penoza, about Martha (Radha Mitchell), the widow of an assassinated criminal who is forced to adopt her husband’s role in a crime syndicate in order to protect her family. Cahill, repped by Talentworks and manager Cary Anderson, will play the recurring role of Felicity, the 2nd trophy wife of Marta’s Russian Mob Father kingpin.