Danielle Nicolet (Family Tools) has joined the cast of CBS’ single-camera comedy pilot Good Session. Written by John Hamburg and Matt Miller and directed by Hamburg, the project revolves around a happy couple, Joel (James Roday) and Lindsay, who go to a therapist (Tracey Ullman) to help them decide if they should have a baby but quickly discover they have more to discuss. Nicolet will play Andrea Fisher, the no-nonsense, straight-talking wife of Joel’s best friend Seth (Rich Sommer). Nicolet, repped by Innovative Artists and KLWGN, most recently recurred on BET’s The Game.
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Natasha Henstridge (The Secret Circle) has landed a guest star/recurring role in ABC/Warner Bros TV single-camera comedy pilot Selfie, written by Emily Kapnek and directed by Julie Anne Robinson. It centers on Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan), a self-obsessed twentysomething who is more concerned with “likes” than being liked. Henstridge will play Mrs. Saperstein, the attractive wife of Sam Saperstein (David Harewood), the rich, handsome, confident but eccentric President of Kinderlab Pharmaceuticals who is very involved in the lives of his employees and not afraid to show affection. Henstridge, repped by APA, Mosaic and Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal, most recently appeared on Canadian comedy Republic Of Doyle.
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David Paymer (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) has been tapped for a recurring role in CBS’ drama pilot Red Zone, written by Nikki Toscano and directed by James Foley. The Uni TV drama centers on Holden Weller (Anthony LaPaglia), a retired CIA operative and intense high school football coach/athletic director who is pulled back into action when a terrorist event rocks Washington, D.C. Paymer will play Banks, the very smart, resourceful, dedicated and focused head of counter-terrorism for the CIA who unapologetically believes in the use of enhanced interrogation techniques as a means of inquiring intel about terrorist organizations. APA-repped Paymer recurred on TNT’s Perception and is a producer on Hart Of Dixie.