Veronica Osorio (Hail Caesar!) and newcomer Lateefah Holder are set as series regulars opposite Judy Greer in Fox’s untitled Laura Steinel comedy pilot (aka HR). The project, from 20th Century Fox TV, centers around Jane (Greer), the over-used and under-appreciated head of H.R. for a plastic molding plant, who is caught between trying to manage her charmingly incompetent human resources department and a new eccentric CEO who dreams of bringing the New Jersey plastics plant into the future. Osorio will play Tanya, a real Jersey girl. She started as Jane’s (Greer) assistant but worked her way up to payroll and severances. Holder is Effie, a factory worker at BS Plastics. Effie is… a pain, the kind who makes dramatic, impassioned pleas to keep the soda machines. Osorio is repped by UTA and 3Arts. Holder, repped by SDB Partners and Station 3, has an MFA in theater from A.C.T. and has guest starred on Getting On and Transparent.
Carla Jimenez, Thomas Barbusca and Jack Stanton have booked series regular roles opposite Kaitlin Olson in Fox comedy pilot The Mick. Written by John and Dave Chernin, The Mick has a centers on Mackenzie “Mickey” Murphy (Olson), a hard-living, foul-mouthed, cigarette-smoking woman who moves to affluent Greenwich, CT to raise the spoiled kids of her wealthy sister who has fled the country to avoid a federal indictment. She quickly learns what the rest of us already know — other people’s children are awful. Jimenez will play Alba, the Pembertons’ housekeeper who gets along famously with Mickey. Barbusca is Chip, A supremely confident twelve-year-old with adult-like sensibilities and an extremely punchable face. Chip behaves as if the world is a cocktail party and he is the host. His conservative ideology and entitled behavior can be off-putting to a lot of people, especially his Aunt Mickey. Stanton is Ben, the youngest Pemberton child. Jimenez previously recurred on Growing Up Fisher, Last Man Standing, and Raising Hope. She is repped by The Levin Agency and Marshak & Mills. Barbusca plays Peter Pan in the Geico Insurance commercial and has appeared on American Horror Story, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, and The Thundermans, among other series. Barbusca is repped by Abrams Artists Agency, April Mills Management and Ginsburg Daniels LLP. Stanton is repped by Osbrink and McLeod Management.