‘In Between Lives’ Casts Anne-Marie Johnson; Raffi Barsoumian Cracks ‘The Code’
Anne-Marie Johnson has been cast as a series regular opposite Harriet Dyer and Yusef Gatewood in In Between Lives, NBC's drama pilot from writer Moira Kirland, Heyday Television, NBCUniversal International Studiosand Universal TV. Written by Kirland and directed by Charlotte Sieling, In Between Lives centers on Cassie (Dyer), a mysterious young woman who reluctantly uses her gift of clairvoyance to help a veteran LAPD detective and a damaged ex-FBI outsider (Gatewood)… Read
Cody Christian Cast In CW’s April Blair/Spencer Paysinger Pilot; Richard Esteras In ‘Skinny Dip’
Former Teen Wolf star Cody Christian is set as a series regular in the CW's untitled April Blair/Spencer Paysinger drama pilot from writer April Blair, Greg Berlanti's Berlanti Prods. and Warner Bros. TV. Written by Blair (Reign) and directed by Rob Hardy, the project is inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger and produced by L.A. Galaxy soccer player Robbie Rogers. It centers on a rising high school football player from South Central L.A. When he is… Read
Chris Parnell To Co-Star In McAuliffe/Earl CBS Comedy Pilot; Phill Lewis To Direct
Saturday Night Live alum Chris Parnell is set to co-star opposite Felix Mallard and Damon Wayans Jr. in CBS' multi-camera comedy pilot from writers Tim McAuliffe (The Last Man on Earth) and Austen Earl (9JKL) and The Late Late Show With James Corden executive producer Ben Winston. In addition, Phill Lewis (Superior Donuts, One Day at a Time) has been tapped to direct the pilot.
Written by McAuliffe and Earl, the untitled comedy revolves around Peter (Wayans) and Claire, a… Read
Nicole Byer To Co-Star In ABC’s Justin Noble Comedy Pilot
Actress-comedian Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) is set for a major series regular role opposite Kat Dennings in ABC's untitled Justin Noble comedy pilot.
Written by Noble and directed by Will Gluck, the untitled project is based on the book and blog How May We Hate You? The workplace ensemble comedy centers on two guest-services associates at a high-end resort (Dennings, Jason Michael Snow) and the co-workers and guests they're stuck with for eight to 16 hours a… Read
‘Suspicion’ Casts Sadie Calvano; Andrew Keenan-Bolger Joins ‘Three Rivers’
Former Mom star Sadie Calvano is set as a series regular in NBC drama pilot Suspicion, from The Path 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 accepts a handshake loan from his new friend and millionaire neighbor, he gets a visit from… Read
‘Friends-In-Law’: James Davis To Star In NBC Comedy Pilot
Actor-comedian James Davis, star, creator and executive producer of Comedy Central’s series Hood Adjacent With James Davis, has been cast as the co-lead of NBC’s comedy pilot Friends-In-Law, from The McCarthys creator Brian Gallivan and Warner Bros TV.
Written by Gallivan, Friends-In-Law centers on Brian (Devere Rogers) and Jake (Davis) who are polar opposites and must quickly figure out how to coexist when their respective best friends, Margaret (Nicole Parker) and Randy… Read
Monet Mazur & Michael Evans Behling Cast In April Blair/Spencer Paysinger CW Pilot
Monet Mazur (Monster-In-Law) and Michael Evans Behling (Empire) are set as series regulars opposite Taye Diggs in the CW's untitled April Blair/Spencer Paysinger drama pilot from writer April Blair, Greg Berlanti's Berlanti Prods. and Warner Bros. TV.
Written by Blair (Reign) and directed by Rob Hardy, the project is inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger and produced by L.A. Galaxy soccer player Robbie Rogers. It centers on a rising high school… Read
Brian d’Arcy James & Clare O’Connor Join Fox Legal Drama Pilot Produced By Danny Strong
Brian d'Arcy James (Spotlight) and newcomer Clare O’Conner are set for key roles in Fox's drama pilot from Empire co-creator Danny Strong and feature writer David Elliot.
The untitled project (fka Infamy), which hails from 20th Century Fox TV and studio-based Danny Strong Productions, is a legal drama set in a wrongful conviction firm. Penned by Elliot, it revolves around a legal team led by Madeline, a fierce and fearless female lawyer with a hunger for justice. They… Read
Rina Brannen Leaves UTA, Joins Daniel Dae Kim’s 3AD as Head of Development
UTA TV lit agent Rina Brannen has left the agency to join client Daniel Dae Kim’s production company 3AD (The Good Doctor) as Head of Development.
At 3AD, Brannen replaces Lindsay Goffman who is no longer with the company. She joins an existing team that includes Johnny Chiou and Quinn Wilcox. 3AD CEO, Daniel Dae Kim has a first-look deal with ITV Studios.
"I'm very excited to welcome Rina to the team at 3AD. Throughout the time we worked with her at UTA, I was impressed… Read
‘Murphy Brown’: Jake McDorman To Play Son Avery In CBS Revival; Nik Dodani Cast
One of the biggest castings questions for the Murphy Brown reboot — who will play Murphy’s grown-up son Avery — has been answered. Former Limitless star Jake McDorman has been tapped for the role opposite Candice Bergen in CBS’ current-day revival of the 1988 sitcom. Nik Dodani (Atypical) also is set for a key series regular role in the reboot spearheaded by original's creator Diane English and studio Warner Bros. TV.
McDorman will play Murphy Brown's millennial adult… Read
‘Catch-22’: Ellen Kuras Boards George Clooney’s Hulu Limited Series As Director
Ellen Kuras, an award-winning director and cinematographer, is set to direct two episodes of the six-part Hulu series Catch-22, from Paramount Television, Anonymous Content and George Clooney and Grant Heslov's Smoke House Pictures. Kuras joins Clooney and Heslov, with the trio set to direct all six episodes of the limited series.
Additionally, Kuras will serve as a producer on the series, which recently tapped Christopher Abbott to star in the leading role of Yossarian… Read
‘Magnum P.I.’: Zachary Knighton To Play Rick In CBS Reboot Pilot
EXCLUSIVE: Happy Endings alum Zachary Knighton is set as a lead, Rick Wright, opposite star 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 Eric Guggenheim and directed by Justin Lin, the reboot of the classic 1980s Tom Selleck series follows Thomas Magnum (Hernandez), a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his… Read