Vegas alum Taylor Handley is set as a series regular opposite Natalie Martinez and Caitlin Stasey in Fox’s drama pilot A.P.B., from writer David Slack and Len Wiseman. Inspired by the July New York Times Magazine article “Who Runs the Streets of New Orleans,” A.P.B. explores what happens when an enigmatic tech billionaire purchases a troubled police precinct in the wake of a loved one’s murder. Handley will play Officer Roderick Brandt, a Marine combat veteran-turned-cop who sometimes has difficulty making the distinction between the urban streets and the battlefield. Handley has appeared on series including Scorpion, Southland and The O.C. He’s repped by Paradigm, Alan Siegel Entertainment and Booh Schut Company.
Newcomer Carly Hughes is set as a series regular opposite Katy Mixon in ABC’s single-camera pilot The Second Fattest Housewife In Westport, from Kapital Entertainment and ABC Studios. Written by Sarah Dunn and directed by Ruben Fleischer, Second Fattest Housewife is narrated by Katie (Mixon), a (slightly) larger, strong-willed mother raising her flawed family of three in a wealthy town filled with “perfect” wives and their “perfect” offspring. Hughes will play Angela, a hip, brutally honest woman who is going through a messy divorce. This marks Hughes’ network debut. She was recently seen as Georgia Brown in Cabin in the Sky at New York City Center and in the Broadway productions of Chicago and Pippin. She is repped by Cyd LeVin & Associates.