Ben And Kate alum Echo Kellum is set to co-star in Dead People, the CW drama pilot from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros. TV. Written/executive produced by Tom Kapinos, Dead People centers on Floyd (Andrew J. West), down-on-his-luck, semi-alcoholic but roguishly charming cab driver. After a near-death experience, Floyd suddenly has the ability to interact with ghosts, including his late ex-wife (Alexandra Chando), who he has never gotten over. Kellum plays Floyd’s best friend Doug, a successful attorney who lives with his wife and two children, worries about Floyd and wants to help him in any way he can.

Sharon Lawrence has joined ABC’s pilot Mix, from Warner BrosTV and Rashida Jones and Will McCormack’s Le Train Train. The dramedy explores the realities of modern-day families — multi-cultural, multi-generational, built through divorces, affairs and adoptions — set against the backdrop of a revered family restaurant at a crossroads. APA-repped Lawrence plays Stella, the ex-wife of Ray (Joaquim de Almeida), who owns her own successful restaurant, Mix Plus, which is right next door to Mix, but can’t refuse helping her charming ex-husband get his restaurant back in the black — and their family stable.