Dan Bakkedahl (The Mindy Project, The Goldbergs) has booked a regular role on Life In Pieces, CBS’ single-camera comedy pilot from 20th TV and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. Written by Justin Adler, the project is about one family, the Shorts, as told through the separate stories of its different family members. Bakkedahl will play Tim, who does his best to navigate the politics of his wife’s (Betsy Brandt) family, mostly by sticking his foot in his mouth.
Newcomer Aylin Bayramoglu (The Glee Project) has landed a series regular role in Cheerleader Death Squad, the CW’s drama pilot written by Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, Under The Dome showrunner Neal Baer and Blue Bloods executive producer Dan Truly and directed by Mark Waters. It centers on a disgraced CIA agent-turned-teacher at an elite Washington, D.C. prep school. When he realizes that his students have high-level access through personal connections, he trains a select few to be his eyes and ears into the world of international espionage and help him earn his way back into the agency. Bayramoglu, repped by Global Artists Agency and KTM Artist Group, plays Fatima, the lonely girl at school that no one seems to notice.