‘Major Crimes’ Kearran Giovanni Lands Lead In NBC Drama Pilot ‘Suspicion’
Former Major Crimes star Kearran Giovanni has landed a lead role opposite Derek Luke, Jeri Ryan, and Paula Newsome in NBC's drama pilot, Suspicion, from creator Jessica Goldberg, Universal TV and Keshet Studios.
Created/written by Goldberg based on the book by Joseph Finder and directed by Brad Anderson, Suspicion is described as a Hitchcockian thriller about how far one man will go to save the people he loves. After Danny Goldman (Luke) accepts a handshake loan from his… Read
‘The Middle’s Neil Flynn To Star In NBC Comedy Pilot ‘Abby’s’
The Middle star Neil Flynn is set for a lead role opposite Natalie Morales in NBC multi-camera comedy pilot Abby's from Josh Malmuth, Mike Schur's Fremulon, 3 Arts and Universal TV.
Written by Malmuth and directed by Pam Fryman, Abby's is set at an unlicensed bar in San Diego where the regulars enthusiastically enforce a unique set of rules that give them a sense of community and allow them to avoid the frustrating behavior found at other establishments.
Flynn will play… Read
Lilla Crawford Books Lead In ABC’s Bobby Bowman Comedy Pilot; Will Kindrachuk Cast
Lilla Crawford (Into the Woods) is set as a lead in ABC's untitled single-camera comedy pilot from My Name Is Earl executive producer Bobby Bowman, Condé Nast Entertainment, 3 Arts Entertainment and ABC Studios. In addition, Will Kindrachuk (School of Rock) has been cast in a series regular role.
Written by Bowman and directed by Ian Fitzgibbon, the Untitled Bobby Bowman Project is inspired by Bowman's childhood growing up with a father with mental illness. The uplifting… Read
‘Most Likely To’: Donald Faison & Laya DeLeon Hayes Cast In ABC Comedy Pilot
Scrubs alum Donald Faison and Laya DeLeon Hayes (Doc McStuffins) are set to co-star opposite Yvette Nicole Brown and Lesli Margherita in ABC comedy pilot Most Likely To, from Diablo Cody, Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. TV.
Written by Cody and directed by Pam Fryman, Most Likely To centers on Liz Cooney (Margherita) and Markie McQueen (Brown). In high school, Liz had everything and Markie had nothing. Twenty years later, they're reunited under the same roof as… Read
‘Magnum P.I.’ Casts Stephen Hill; ‘Dead Inside’ Adds Myles Bullock
Stephen Hill (Law & Order: SVU) is set as a series regular opposite Jay Hernandez and Perdita Weeks in CBS' Magnum P.I. pilot from Peter Lenkov, Davis Entertainment, CBS TV Studios and Universal TV Studios. Co-written by Lenkov and fellow Hawaii Five-0 executive producer/co-showrunner Eric Guggenheim and directed by Justin Lin, the reboot of the classic 1980s Tom Selleck series will feature the same central quartet of characters as the original, but instead of four guys… Read
Daniel Ezra Lands the Lead In Spencer Paysinger CW Pilot From Greg Berlanti
After a lengthy search, young British actor Daniel Ezra has been cast as the lead in the CW's untitled April Blair/Spencer Paysinger drama pilot from writer April Blair, Greg Berlanti's Berlanti Prods., L.A. Galaxy soccer player Robbie Rogers and Warner Bros. TV.
Written by Blair and directed by Rob Hardy, the project is inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger. It centers on Spencer James (Ezra), a rising high school football player from South L.A… Read
‘Our People’: Matthew Glave & Skai Jackson Cast In Fox Comedy Pilot From Lee Daniels
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce alum Matthew Glave and Skai Jackson (Bunk’d, Jessie) have rounded out the series regular cast of Our People, Fox's culture-clash single-camera comedy pilot from Lee Daniels and Modern Family executive producer Vali Chandrasekaran.
The project from Lee Daniels Entertainment, Endemol Shine and 20th Century Fox TV is based on the Israeli format Nevsu: A Young Multicultural Couple.
Written by Chandrasekaran and directed by Trent O'Donnell, Our Peo… Read
‘Suits’: Amanda Schull Promoted To Series Regular For Season 8 Of USA Drama
Suits continues to beef up its ranks as it prepares to bid farewell to two original cast members. One of Suits’ longest recurring cast members, Amanda Schull, who plays fan favorite Katrina Bennett, has been promoted to a series regular for the USA Network legal drama's recently ordered eighth season.
Schull is one of of three new additions to Suits‘ series regular cast for Season 8, which will not feature Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle. She joins Dulé Hill, who was… Read
E! Picks Up ‘Juicy Stories’ Dramedy From Michael Patrick King, Amy Harris & Juicy Couture Founders To Pilot
E! has given a pilot order to Juicy Stories, an hourlong dramedy inspired by Juicy Couture founders Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor, from Sex and the City alums Michael Patrick King and Amy B. Harris, Warner Horizon Scripted TV and Universal Cable Productions.
The high-profile project originally landed at E! in November with a pilot commitment. It is part of an effort by E!, which has a long history in covering fashion on the red carpet, to launch a scripted… Read
‘Steps’: Julie Hagerty & Cameron Boyce Cast In ABC Comedy Pilot
Julie Hagerty (Noelle) and Cameron Boyce (Descendants) are set as series regulars opposite Kyle Bornheimer and Ginnifer Goodwin in the ABC comedy pilot Steps, from Kristin Newman, Mandeville TV and ABC Studios.
Written by Newman and directed by Todd Holland, Steps is based on the Swedish format Bonus Family. It revolves around four adults in three houses raising three kids after two divorces — together.
Hagerty will play June, Louie’s mother who recently has gotten in… Read
‘Dan The Weatherman’: Ashley Williams, James Earl & Daniel Stern Join Fox Comedy Pilot
Ashley Williams (The Jim Gaffigan Show), James Earl (Scream Queens) and veteran actor Daniel Stern are set as series regulars opposite Thomas Lennon in Fox's single-camera comedy pilot Dan the Weatherman. The project hails from The Life & Times of Tim creator Steve Dildarian, Tomorrow Studios and 20th Century Fox TV.
Written by Dildarian and directed by Seth Gordon, Dan the Weatherman centers on the eponymous character (Lennon). After getting fired from his cushy job as a… Read
Nikki M. James Joins Fox Legal Drama Pilot Produced By Danny Strong
BrainDead alum Nikki M. James has been cast as a series regular in Fox's drama pilot from Empire co-creator Danny Strong and feature writer David Elliot.
The untitled project (fka Infamy), a legal drama set in a wrongful-conviction firm, hails from 20th Century Fox TV and studio-based Danny Strong Productions.
Penned by Elliot, it revolves around a legal team led by a fierce and fearless female lawyer with a hunger for justice. They reopen investigations, putting their… Read