ABC’s Shondaland Pilot Casts Wesam Keesh; Neil Brown Jr. Joins CBS’ Navy SEAL Drama
Awkward alum Wesam Keesh has joined the series-regular cast of ABC's legal drama pilot from Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers’ Shondaland and ABC Studios. Set in the Southern District of New York Federal Court, aka "The Mother Court," the legal drama follows brand-new lawyers working for both the defense and the prosecution as they handle the most high-profile and high-stakes cases in the country – all as their personal lives intersect. The project is written by Scandal's… Read
Damon Wayans Jr. To Star In Seth Rogen’s FX AI Comedy Pilot; Ramona Young Joins ‘Thin Ice’
Happy Endings alum Damon Wayans Jr. has booked a lead role in Singularity, FX’s futuristic comedy pilot from Sonny Lee (Silicon Valley) and producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Conceived by Lee, the comedy is set in a future when artificial intelligence greatly surpasses human intelligence, resulting in profound changes to our society. Wayans, who was sought-after for broadcast pilots with multiple offers, will play Doug, a guy who loves to be in the moment and is… Read
‘Mayans MC’: John Ortiz Cast In FX’s ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Spinoff Pilot
Luck alum John Ortiz has booked a lead role in Mayans MC, Kurt Sutter’s Sons of Anarchy spinoff pilot for FX.
Set in the aftermath of Jax Teller's death at the end of SOA's seven-season run in 2014, Mayans MC will focus on the struggles of EZ Reyes, a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California/Mexico border. Ortiz will play Esai “Taino” Osorio, President of Mayans MC, Santo Padre Charter. A Mexi-Rican, he was born in the Bronx, then sent to Oakland to live with… Read
Ana Ortiz To Star In ‘Charlie Foxtrot’ ABC Comedy Pilot
Devious Maids and Ugly Betty alumna Ana Ortiz has been tapped as the female lead opposite Jason Biggs in ABC's comedy pilot Charlie Foxtrot, from writer Sam Sklaver, Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment and ABC Studios.
In Charlie Foxtrot, Fort Bragg, an Army base in North Carolina, is like home to Angelina Torres (Ortiz) and her two children. However, when her fiancé, Joe Taylor, is killed in action in Iraq, it looks as though she will have to move. But Joe’s brother… Read
Brad Garrett Cast In ‘The Get’ CBS Internet Journalism Drama Pilot
Former Everybody Loves Raymond star Brad Garrett has signed on as a series regular in CBS drama pilot The Get, from 11.22.63 developer/showrunner Bridget Carpenter.
Written/executive produced by Friday Night Lights alumna and playwright Carpenter, The Get centers on a team of tireless internet journalists who pursue and expose stories of injustice using their unconventional investigative techniques in today's anything-goes world of reporting. Garrett will play Bill, a… Read
‘Star’ Renewed For Second Season By Fox
Fox continues to give out early renewals. Following the Season 2 pickup for Lethal Weapon this morning, the network also has renewed its current Wednesday companion, fellow freshman drama series Star.
The music drama comes with great pedigree, co-created by the co-creator of Fox’s biggest series in years, Empire‘s Lee Daniels, as well as Tom Donaghy. Launching behind the fall finale of Empire, Star has not been a breakout like the soapy hip-hop family drama. But it has… Read
Paula Abdul To Co-Star As Herself In Kourtney Kang NBC Comedy Pilot
Paula Abdul, who provided inspiration for the story that became NBC's single-camera comedy pilot from Kourney Kang, is set as a series regular in the project, produced by Nahnatchka Khan.
Written by Kang, based on her life, and to be directed by Fred Savage, the untitled comedy centers on young Katie (Isabella Russo) and explores what it's like to grow up as the only girl in the only mixed-race family in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She deals with real-world issues like… Read
Anne Heche To Star In NBC Pilot ‘For God And Country’
Anne Heche is set as the female lead opposite Mike Vogel in For God And Country, NBC's military drama pilot from writer Dean Georgaris, Keshet Studios and Universal TV.
Written by Georgaris, 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.
Vogel will play Michael Dalton, commander of the ISA-Special… Read
‘Lethal Weapon’ Renewed For Season 2 By Fox
Here is why getting only a partial back order is not necessarily a death sentence for a freshman series. Fox has given an early renewal to its action comedy-drama Lethal Weapon.
Lethal Weapon, from Matt Miller, Warner Bros TV and Lin Pictures, got off to an OK ratings start in the fall after better than expected review. But a red flag was raised when Fox only picked up five additional episodes, four short of a full-season order.
However, the reboot of the hit movie… Read
Fox’s Marvel Pilot Casts Jamie Chung As Blink
Jamie Chung is crossing over from the DC to the Marvel universe. The actress, who recurred as Valerie Vale on Batman prequel series Gotham, has been cast as a series regular on another Fox comic book drama project, the untitled Marvel action-adventure series pilot.
Written by Matt Nix and directed by Bryan Singer, the pilot focuses on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins… Read
Emily Rose Joins Marc Cherry’s ABC Drama Pilot
Former Haven star Emily Rose has booked a series regular role opposite Reba McEntire in ABC's Marc Cherry drama pilot, from ABC Studios.
The untitled project stars McEntire as Ruby Adair, the sheriff of colorful small town Oxblood, KY, who finds her red state outlook challenged when a young FBI agent of Middle Eastern descent is sent to help her solve a horrific crime. Rose will play Vonda Jean, County Coroner for the small town and former pageant runner-up. In addition… Read
‘The Resident’: Manish Dayal Stars, Bruce Greenwood Co-Stars In Fox Drama Pilot
UPDATED: The Hundred-Foot Journey star Manish Dayal is set as the lead and Star Trek‘s Bruce Greenwood will co-star in The Resident, Fox’s medical drama pilot written by Amy Holden Jones (Mystic Pizza), Hayley Schore & Roshan Sethi (Code Black), 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 senior resident, Conrad… Read