Jamie Kennedy (The Cleveland Show) has landed a lead role in 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. Kennedy, repped by aTa Management/JKE and ESA, plays Dr. Callahan, a great surgeon despite his obnoxious manner.

Witches Of East End alum Rachel Boston is set as a series regular in CBS’ civil rights crime drama pilot For Justice. Based on James Patterson’s debut crime novel The Thomas Berryman Number, For Justice centers on Special Agent Natalia “Nat” Chappel (Anika Noni Rose), a cool, laser-focused, tough as nails FBI agent who works in the Criminal Section of the Department of Civil Rights Division and finds herself caught between the radical family she was born into and the professional family she has chosen. Boston, repped by Gersh, manager John Carrabino and attorney Tara Kole, will play Lisa, everyone’s favorite kid sister and another DOJ lawyer with Nat’s team.