Mary Elizabeth Ellis (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia) is set to star opposite Will Arnett in CBS‘ untitled Greg Garcia multi-camera comedy pilot. The project, written and executive produced by Garcia, centers on Jack (Arnett), a recently divorced guy whose life gets more complicated when his parents have marital problems of their own. Their mother (Margo Martindale) moves in with Will, while their father moves in with Will’s sister Debbie (Ellis) and her husband. Perfect Couples alumna Ellis, repped by Evolution and CAA, recurred on New Girl.
Aussie Rodger Corser joins fellow Australian actors Rachel Griffiths, Tim Pocock and Tom Green in the cast of NBC’s 10-episode summer series Camp, which will be filmed Down Under. The series follows the antics of teens at a lakeside summer camp run by director Mackenzie Greenfield (Griffiths). Corser (Puberty Blues) will play the director of a rival camp. The actor, who is repped by WME and Australia’s United Management, had a talent deal with ABC last year.- Don Groves
Melanie Leishman has been cast opposite Annie Mumolo in ABC‘s comedy pilot Middle Age Rage, which chronicles what happens when Carol (Mumolo), a middle-aged wife and mother, is fed up with feeling invisible and begins to speak up and demand the respect she feels she’s earned. Leishman will play her teenage daughter Cass.