Rita Moreno has booked a series regular role in CBS’ multi-cam comedy pilot Joe Time. It centers on Joe (Steven Weber), a family man who struggles with the fact that everyone around him is pursuing their dreams and enjoying their lives more than he is. Moreno will play Judy, Joe’s (Weber) mom. She’s in love with herhusband Mitch, and also preoccupied with physical fitness and her amazing personal trainer. Also cast in regular roles are Alli Kinzel and Noland Ammon (Awesomeness TV). Kinzel is Lucy, the daughter and eldest child of Joe ( Weber), who works with him in the family construction business. Ammon , repped by Paradigm and Scott Zimmerman Management, plays Andrew, the son and youngest child of Joe, a piano player who thinks it’s cool to accompany his grandfather during his cabaret performance. Moreno, repped by Innovative Artists and John Ferguson, was the first and one of the very few performers to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony, and a Grammy. She has earned two Emmys for her guest appearances on The Rockford Files and the Muppet Show and also co-starred on the TV Land comedy series Happily Divorced.
Khary Payton (Teen Titans) has landed a series regular role in ABC’s drama pilot The Kingmakers. Written and executive produced by Sallie Patrick, The Kingmakers centers on Eli (Gus Halper), a young man whose sister Julia is found dead during her freshman year at an elite Ivy League university. He adopts a new identity to infiltrate the school and its century-old secret society – consisting of privileged students, ambitious faculty and high-profile alums – in order to investigate her death. Payton, repped by Innovative Artists and Gekis Ribera Management, will play Ben Wheeler, a laid-back and casual professor who is an anomaly among his stuffed-shirt peers at Braddock.
Christina Moore (Last Man Standing) is set as a series regular opposite Jermaine Fowler and Whoopi Goldberg in ABC’s multi-camera comedy pilot Delores & Jermaine. Written by comedian Fowler based on his life, Delores & Jermaine stars Fowler as a millennial with big ideas, but very little drive, who moves in with his estranged grandmother (Goldberg), a strict, football-loving, former D.C. cop who needs his youthful enthusiasm in her life as much as he needs her old-school parenting. Moore, repped by Gersh and manager Dan Spilo, plays Ebony, Jermaine’s mother, Marsha’s new wife.