James Remar (Dexter) has joined the cast of of MTV’s 10-episode straight-to-series drama The Shannara Chronicles, based on Terry Brooks’ massive fantasy book series. Written by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar, Shannara Chronicles is set thousands of years after the destruction of our civilization. The story revolves around the Shannara family, whose descendants are empowered with ancient magic and whose adventures continuously reshape the future of the world. Gersh-repped Remar will play Cephelo, the leader of the Rovers who roam the Four Lands. Remar is shooting the feature February with Emma Roberts and Kiernan Shipka. He can also be seen in NBC’s State Of Affairs playing Syd.

Jason Antoon (No Ordinary Family, Kings) has booked one of the male leads in ABC’s multi-camera comedy pilot The 46 Percenters. It’s described as an unromantic romantic comedy about the 46 percent of the population who have not gotten a divorce and choose to stay married. Antoon, repped by BRS/Gage Talent Agency and Lisa Loosmore at Viking Entertainment, will play Hari, Kiri’s husband. He joins previously cast Nazneen Contractor.