The Newsroom alumna Wynn Everett has been cast as a series regular in ABC’s Dream Team comedy pilot from Kari Lizer and Bill Wrubel. It centers on Marty Schumacher, who coached his last Club soccer team for ten years, ultimately taking them to the National Championships. He now has to start from scratch with a diverse group of eight-year-olds, and their disparate parents. The project draws on personal experiences by Lizer, who — like so many others — is a soccer mom on the weekends. Everett will play Denise Johnson, a stay-at-home supermom who’s determined to see her youngest daughter, Tiffnee, realize her dream and potential as a great soccer player. Everett, repped by Gersh, Principal Entertainment LA, and Gotham/Principal, is coming off her villainous turn as Madame Masque in ABC’s Agent Carter.
Friday Night Lights alumna Aimee Teegarden is set as a series regular opposite Daniel Sunjata in
ABC’s drama pilot Notorious. The project, from Sony Pictures TV and Jeff Kwatinetz’s The Firm, was inspired by the relationship between famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and long-time Larry King Live executive producer Wendy Walker. Written by Drop Dead Diva creator Josh Berman and blogger Allie Hagan (Suri’s Burn Book), Notorious is described as a provocative look at the interplay of criminal law and the media. It follows the professional and personal relationship between a charismatic attorney (Sunjata) and a powerhouse television producer as they attempt to control the media, the justice system, and ultimately – each other. Teegarden will play Ella Benjamin, book smart and seemingly confident but covering her vulnerability. She is the daughter of a convicted felon and became a lawyer to prove her father’s innocence. Teegarden is repped by Innovative Artists, Principato Young Entertainment and Myman, Greenspan, Fineman, Fox, Rosenberg, Light.