Leslie Odom Jr. (Smash) has joined the cast of NBC‘s drama pilot State Of Affairs. It stars Katherine Heigl as Charleston Whitney Tucker, a key CIA attaché who counsels the president on high-stakes incidents around the world. Odom, repped by BRS/Gage and manager Joan Sittenfield, plays Mitchell Manning, Chief of Staff to the President of the U.S. He recurs on Person of Interest and Law & Order: SVU.
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Actress-comedian-writer Rebecca Corry has has been cast in NBC‘s multi-camera pilot One Big Happy. Written by Liz Feldman and directed by Scott Ellis, it centers on two platonic friends since childhood — a lesbian, Lizzy (Elisha Cuthbert), and her straight male best friend, Luke (Nick Zano) — who have been living together and trying to have a baby via artificial insemination. They finally get pregnant, just as Luke meets and impulsively marries the love of his life. Corry, repped by Prestige Talent Agency, will play Lizzy’s older sister Leisha, married with an “oops” baby that doesn’t stop her from being a bit of a wild child herself.