With Mad Men filming its seventh and final season, regular Jay R. Ferguson is set to co-star in CBS’ half-hour hybrid pilot Save The Date. The romantic comedy, from writers Jackie and Jeff Filgo, ABC Studios and CBS Studios, centers on 35-year-old and newly single Katie (Maggie Lawson), who drunkenly books a wedding venue and now is faced with the task of meeting the right man in time. Ferguson, repped by Paradigm and Wishlab, will play Jerry, the owner of a successful pizza restaurant and a very eligible bachelor — who is determined to stay that way and whose ex-roommate is now living with his fiancee, Hillary, Katie’s sister. He just shot the lead in indie The Makings of You.
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Denis Leary’s FX pilot Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll has added Elaine Hendrix as a regular. The project centers on Johnny Rock (Leary), the magnificently talented lead singer of a legendary early-’90s band who is trying to get the band together. Hendrix, repped by Innovative and McKeon Myones, will play Ava. First seen in 1988 as a long-legged blonde, she is one of Johnny’s three live-in groupies — and 25 years later, she’s still his biggest fan. Having never had a child because her life kinda slipped away from her while she was busy chasing rock stars through dressing rooms, Ava realizes that her life has been a mess and that she has nothing to show for all her many, many parties.
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