Leverage alumna Beth Riesgraf has been cast in CBS’ drama pilot Surgeon General. Written by Samuel Baum and produced by CBS TV Studios, the project centers on Dr. John Sherman (Jason Isaacs) — the most powerful doctor in the nation, the Surgeon General, who has 315 million patients. Riesgraf will play Dr. Page Wyatt, an expert in microorganisms.
Rafi Gavron (Snitch) and Anisha Nagarajan have joined the cast of Bravo‘s hourlong pilot Rita. Written by Krista Vernoff and directed by Miguel Arteta, the family drama follows Rita (Anna Gunn), an acerbic, outspoken private-school teacher who struggles to raise her three teenage children while dealing with the inane bureaucracy and overprotective parents at her school. Gavron, repped by Affirmative and Nelson Davis Wetzstein, plays Rita’s cool, easygoing eldest son; Nagarajan plays an eager new teacher.