Ashley Zukerman (Manhattan) has joined the cast of Four Stars, CBS’ drama pilot from playwright/TV writer Becky Mode, CBS TV Studios and studio-based Timberman/Beverly Productions. R.J. Cutler will exec produce and direct the pilot. Four Stars centers on two powerful rival families in the military community of Tampa, FL, who make decisions at the highest levels in the interest of national security. Zukerman will play Danny, the son of four‐star Special Ops legend General Buckley (not yet cast), who has all of his father’s swagger and rough edges and none of the internal censor. Zukerman
starred in WGN America’s Manhattan for two seasons. He received the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama for The Code. Zukerman is repped by APA, Cohn/Torgan Management and Lisa Mann Creative Management (Australia).
Comedian-actress Ali Wong is set as a series regular opposite Katy Mixon in ABC’s single-camera comedy 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. Wong will play Doris, a responsible and hands-on mother who cares about things like throwing large Easter egg hunts and sending out the right Christmas cards. She doesn’t fit in with the Westport Mombots, but they consistently abuse her good nature when they need help of any kind. Wong has a one-hour stand-up comedy special coming up on Netflix and most recently was a staff writer on Fresh Off the Boat. She is repped by Gersh, 3 Arts Entertainment and Hansen Jacobsen.