D.L. Hughley (The Original Kings Of Comedy) has joined the cast of NBC’s drama pilot Heart Matters. Inspired by the life of Dr. Kathy Magliato, the medical soap follows the outspoken Alex Panttiere (Melissa George), one of the rare female heart-transplant surgeons. Alex brings an innovative eye to treating patients week to week while also balancing the complications of her professional and romantic life. Gersh-repped Hughley will play Dr. Hackett, the psychiatrist at the hospital.

Jason Scott Lee (Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story) has booked a series regular role in Warrior, NBC’s magical martial arts drama pilot. Set in a grounded, contemporary multicultural and sometimes magical milieu, Warrior, from Universal TV, centers on Kai Forrester (Natalie Martinez), a damaged heroine who works undercover with physical and spiritual guidance from a mysterious martial arts master (Holt McCallany) to bring down an international crime lord. Lee, repped by Untitled Entertainment and attorney Geoff Oblath, will play Koto, a martial arts master chosen to recruit Kai (Martinez) to work with Interpol on stopping a Japanese organized crime syndicate.