Ben Koldyke, coming off ABC’s freshman comedy Back In the Game, has joined NBC’s recently picked-up six-episode comedy series Mr. Robinson in a new co-starring role opposite Craig Robinson. The addition of Koldyke’s character is part of the changes to the single-camera project, which is being reworked by its new creative team, led by executive producers/showrunners Mark Cullen and Rob Cullen. Mr. Robinson stars Robinson as a journeyman musician who gets a job as a music teacher at a middle school. Koldyke, repped by Gersh Agency and manager Brian Medavoy, plays a gym teacher at the school. Koldyke’s series credits also include HBO’s Big Love and CBS’ How I Met Your Mother.
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Manish Dayal, who co-stars in DreamWorks’ upcoming feature The Hundred-Foot Journey, has joined the CW pilot Identity, exec produced by Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci. It centers on Mia (Ahna O’Reilly), a young New Yorker who learns she needs an organ transplant to survive and her only living relative is a newfound half-brother, Davis (Matt Barr), the only son of a wealthy and powerful Charleston family. She connects with them only to find they’re the target of a CIA investigation for involvement in domestic terrorism, and the agency wants her as their newest informant. 90210 alum Dayal, repped by Innovative, Industry and Bloom Hergott, will play Mike, Mia’s boyfriend.
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