Michael Liu (Conviction) has booked a series regular role on NBC’s pilot Ellen More Or Less, written/exec produced by JJ Philbin, directed by Peyton Reed and exec produced by Jason Katims and Michelle Lee. The single-camera comedy, from Universal TV and Katims’ True Jack Prods, centers on Ellen (Stacey McGunnigle), an average-size woman who, after losing 100 pounds, begins reinventing herself in life and love. Liu, repped by Gray Talent Group and Generate, will play Nicholas, a co-worker of Ellen’s in the billing department.
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UK native Ruhul Kohli (Alone Together) has been tapped for a series regular role in Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero’s CW drama pilot iZombie, from Warner Bros TV. Based on the DC comic, iZombie is a supernatural crime procedural that centers on med student-turned-zombie Olivia “Liv” Moore (Rose McIver), who takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity. But with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head. Kohli, a newcomer to U.S. television, will play Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, a high-energy, enthusiastic nerd with a brilliant mind who becomes Liv’s friend, partner and confidant. He is with UK-based Byron’s Management.
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