Lenny Platt Joins CBS Pilot ‘Perfect Citizen’; Demetrius Grosse Cast In NBC’s ‘For God And Country’
Lenny Platt (Quantico) has booked a role in CBS pilot Perfect Citizen, a legal drama written and executive produced by former Good Wife executive producer Craig Turk. Written/executive produced by Turk and directed by EP Paris Barclay, Perfect Citizen centers on the former general counsel for the NSA who, after his involvement as a whistleblower in an international scandal, embarks on a new career at a storied law firm in Boston. Once there, he must face the reality that… Read
Erinn Westbrook & Michael Provost Join ‘Insatiable’; Brooke Lyons In ‘Life Sentence’
Erinn Westbrook (Awkward) and Michael Provost (Six) have booked series regular roles opposite Debby Ryan in the CW’s drama pilot Insatiable, from former Dexter co-executive producer Lauren Gussis, Ryan Seacrest Productions, Storied Media Group and CBS TV Studios. Written/executive produced by Gussis and directed by Andrew Fleming (The Craft), Insatiable was inspired by real-life Southern lawyer and top beauty pageant coach Bill Alverson. It focuses on Bob, a disgraced… Read
‘Doubt’ Pulled By CBS After 2 Airings, ‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’ To Replace It
We have the swiftest cancellation of the season. CBS has pulled midseason legal drama Doubt from the schedule effective immediately after two low-rated airings. Next week, a repeat of Bull will air in Doubt‘s Wednesday 10 PM slot. The following Wednesday, March 8, Criminal Minds: Beyond Border will take over the hour where the spinoff originally launched last spring. The drama’s Season 2 opener will follow the two-hour 34th season premiere of Survivor. Starting March 15, C… Read
ABC’s Shondaland Legal Pilot Casts Hope Davis, Vondie Curtis-Hall & Regé-Jean Page
Hope Davis (Allegiance), Vondie Curtis-Hall (Chicago Hope) and Regé-Jean Page (Roots) have joined the series-regular cast of ABC's untitled legal drama pilot from Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers' Shondaland and ABC Studios.
Written by Scandal's Paul William Davies and directed by Tom Verica, the legal drama, set in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) Federal Court, aka "The Mother Court," follows brand-new lawyers working for both the defense and the prosecution as… Read
‘Household Name’: Timothy Omundson Cast In Carol Burnett ABC Comedy Pilot
Galavant alum Timothy Omundson is set for a lead role opposite Carol Burnett in Household Name, ABC’s multi-camera comedy pilot starring Burnett, written/executive produced by Michael Saltzman and executive produced by Amy Poehler through her Paper Kite banner.
Written by Saltzman, Household Name is about a family who gets the deal-of-a-lifetime on a house, but it comes with an unusual caveat: the original owner of the home, aging former movie star Vivian Valmont… Read
‘For God & Country’ NBC Pilot Casts Hadi Tabbal; Warren Leight-Paul Haggis Pilot Adds 2
Hadi Tabbal (Madam Secretary) is set as a series regular opposite Anne Heche and Mike Vogel in For God And Country, NBC's military drama pilot from writer Dean Georgaris, Keshet Studios and Universal TV. Written by Georgaris and directed by Brad Anderson, For God And Country is described as a heart-pounding look into the complex world of our bravest military heroes who make personal sacrifices while executing the most challenging and dangerous missions behind enemy lines… Read
‘Real Life’: Rebecca Rittenhouse To Star In CBS Comedy Pilot From Hilary Winston
Former Blood & Oil star Rebecca Rittenhouse has been cast as the female lead in Real Life, CBS’ half-hour hybrid comedy pilot written/executive produced by Bad Teacher creator Hilary Winston and executive produced by How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas.
Written by Winston and directed by Pam Fryman, Real Life chronicles the relationship of two 20-somethings, Nora (Rittenhouse) and Drew, who go from being co-workers on opposite coasts to working in… Read
Matt Czuchry To Star In ‘The Resident’ Fox Medical Drama Pilot
Coming off a seven-season run on The Good Wife, Matt Czuchry has been tapped as the co-lead opposite Bruce Greenwood and Manish Dayal in The Resident, Fox's medical drama pilot written by Amy Holden Jones, Hayley Schore & Roshan Sethi, directed by Phillip Noyce and produced by Antoine Fuqua.
The Resident centers on Devon Pravesh (Dayal), an idealistic young doctor who begins his first day under the supervision of a tough, brilliant and cocky senior resident, Conrad… Read
ABC’s Marc Cherry Pilot Casts Male Lead, Adds W. Earl Brown
Saamer Usmani has landed the male lead opposite Reba McEntire in ABC's Marc Cherry drama pilot, from ABC Studios. Also cast as a series regular in the pilot is veteran actor W. Earl Brown (Deadwood).
Written by Cherry and directed by Michael Offer, the untitled project stars McEntire as Ruby Adair, the sheriff of colorful small town Oxblood, KY, who finds her red-state outlook challenged when Tag Fayad (Usmani), a young FBI agent of Middle Eastern descent, is sent to help… Read
‘Searchers’: Alex McGregor Cast As Female Lead In Berlanti Prods. CW Pilot
Alex McGregor (Of Kings and Prophets) has been cast as the female lead opposite Zane Holtz is in the CW drama pilot Searchers, from Berlanti Prods. and WBTV.
Written by Jason Rothenberg and directed by Dean White, Searchers is about a group of unlikely heroes who find themselves on the journey of a lifetime. Ten years after the deaths of their parents, Cooper (Holtz) and his free-spirited sister Fable (McGregor) are forced to team up when they learn that their mother's… Read
Sandrine Holt To Star In ABC Drama Pilot ‘The Crossing’
Sandrine Holt is set as the female lead in ABC drama pilot The Crossing, from Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie (Criminal Minds) and producer Jason Reed.
Written/executive produced by Dworkin and Beattie and executive produced by former Disney executive-turned-producer Jason Reed and directed by Rob Bowman, The Crossing revolves around refugees from a war torn country who start showing up to seek asylum in an American town. But the country these people are from is America and… Read
ABC Marketing Chief Marla Provencio To Depart After 35 Years
One of the most seasoned TV marketing executives, ABC’s longtime head of marketing Marla Provencio, will be leaving the company after 35 years. Provencio, most recently EVP Marketing, and Chief Marketing Officer at ABC Entertainment, will be stepping back from day-to-day duties but will stay on through June to help with the transition. There is no immediate replacement.
In an internal memo by ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey, obtained by Deadline, she talks of… Read