Kate Jennings Grant (Love & Other Drugs) and Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce’s J. August Richards have been cast opposite Daniel Sunjata and Aimee Teegarden 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 longtime 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. Grant will play Louise, the host of a news program at the center of the series. Richards, repped by APA and A Management, is Bradley, brother of Jake (Sunjata), who once had the potential to be the shining star of the law office but is now overshadowed by Jake. Grant, who stars in the hit Broadway revival of Noises Off, is repped by Innovative Artists, Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management, and Schreck Rose.
Gloria Garayua has been cast opposite Gabriel Iglesias in ABC comedy pilot The Fluffy Shop, co-written by and starring Iglesias. Comedian Gabriel Iglesias plays a stepfather and boss to his family and friends, while he navigates his home life during the few days he spends off the road each week. Garayua will play Carmen, Gabe’s girlfriend, the strict mother of 13-year-old Frankie. Garayua’s recent credits include guest appearances on Criminal Minds, NCIS: Los Angeles, Anger Management and a recurring on Grey’s Anatomy. She’s repped by JLA Talent, Stagecoach Entertainment and Morris Yorn Barnes.