Newcomer Jay Ellis has landed a new series regular role on the BET comedy series The Game. He will play Blue, a running back and the No.1 draft pick from an Ivy League school who is highly educated and often the smartest person in the room. But even though he is bright, he is still a young man who has a lot to learn about life, love and himself. Ellis is with TalentWorks and Main Title. The Game also recently cast Lauren London as a new regular.
Disney Channel has assembled the cast of its family sitcom pilot Bits & Pieces, which just started production in Los Angeles. Dove Cameron (Shameless), Cozi Zuehlsdorff (Dolphin Tale) and Benjamin King (Weeds) are set to star in the pilot, directed and executive produced by Andy Fickman. Written and executive produced by John D. Beck and Ron Hart (Shake It Up), Bits & Pieces tells stories of a family through vignettes rather than narrative episodic TV in a strategy to deconstruct the typical multi-camera sitcom structure into something that may spark with a generation accustomed to watching content in short bits online. Told from the point of view of the family’s opinionated, image-conscious 16-year-old daughter Alana (Cameron), it’s a tale of a blended family who must survive each other both at home and at school. Cameron is with Abrams and Industry.