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‘Scalped’: Alex Meraz Cast As Lead In WGN America Drama Pilot

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Alex Meraz (Suicide Squad) has been cast as one of the leads in WGN America's drama pilot Scalped. The project, which will feature a predominantly Native American cast, was written by Doug Jung (Banshee) based on the DC graphic novel series written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by R.M. Guéra. A modern-day crime story set in the world of a Native American reservation, Scalped explores power, loyalty and spirituality in a community led by the ambitious Chief Lincoln Red… Read

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Britne Oldford, Ben Rappaport & Anna Deavere Smith Join ABC Shondaland Pilot

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Britne Oldford (Syfy’s Hunters), Ben Rappaport (The Good Wife) and veteran Anna Deavere Smith (Nurse Jackie) are set to star in an ABC legal drama pilot from Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers' Shondaland and ABC Studios. The project, written by Paul William Davies and directed by Tom Verica. Set in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) Federal Court, aka "The Mother Court," it follows brand-new lawyers working for both the defense and the prosecution as they handle the… Read

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Jonathan Krisel To Direct Fox’s ‘Ghosted’ Pilot; Dean White To Helm The CW’s ‘Searchers’

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Jonathan Krisel is set to direct and executive produce Fox's single-camera comedy pilot Ghosted from Tom Gormican. Written by Gormican (That Awkward Moment), Ghosted centers on a cynical skeptic (Craig Robinson), and a genius "true believer" in the paranormal (Adam Scott), who are recruited by the Bureau Underground to look into the rampant "unexplained" activity in Los Angeles – all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race… Read

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‘Reverie’: Jessica Lu & Sendhil Ramamurthy Cast In NBC’s VR Drama Pilot

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Jessica Lu (Awkward) and Heroes alum Sendhil Ramamurthy have landed series-regular roles opposite Sarah Shahi in NBC's drama pilot Reverie, from the Extant team of creator Mickey Fisher and Amblin TV. Penned by Fisher, Reverie is described is a thriller about Mara (Shahi), a former detective specializing in human behavior who is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences. Lu will play Alexis Barrett, who has… Read

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‘Good Girls’: Retta To Star In NBC Drama Pilot

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Parks and Recreation alumna Retta is set for a lead opposite Kathleen Rose Perkins and Mae Whitman in Good Girls, NBC’s drama pilot from The Family creator Jenna Bans. Written and executive produced by Bans and directed by Dean Parisot, the project follows three "good girl" suburban wives and mothers (Perkins, Retta, Whitman) who suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe, risking everything to take their power back. The… Read

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Liza Lapira Cast In Mark Feuerstein CBS Comedy Pilot ‘9J, 9K & 9L’

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Liza Lapira (Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life) has been cast opposite Mark Feuerstein and David Walton in 9J, 9K and 9L, CBS’ multi-camera family comedy pilot from the husband-and-wife team of Feuerstein and Dana Klein, Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment and CBS TV Studios. Written by Friends With Better Lives creator Klein and Feuerstein, 9J, 9K and 9L was inspired by a time in Feuerstein's adult life when he lived in apartment 9K in the building he grew up in… Read

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Edgar Ramirez & Darren Criss To Star In ‘Versace: American Crime Story’ On FX

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Edgar Ramirez (Gold, The Girl on the Train) and Glee alum Darren Criss have been cast in Versace: American Crime Story, the 10-episode third installment in Ryan Murphy’s anthology series for FX. Ramirez will play the legendary designer, while Criss will play his killer in the project that reunites him with Glee co-creator Murphy. Versace examines the shocking July 1997 assassination of Gianni Versace (Ramirez) on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion by sociopath and… Read

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James Burrows To Direct NBC’s ‘Relatively Happy’ Pilot; Randall Einhorn To Helm CBS’ ‘Me, Myself & I’

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Sitcom veteran James Burrows is set to direct and executive produce NBC’s multi-camera comedy pilot Relatively Happy (previously Happy Peppers), from Will & Grace creator Max Mutchnick and Friends alum Jeff Astrof. The project is being eyed as a potential companion to the new season of Will & Grace, which Burrows also is directing, on the network next fall. Written by Mutchnick and Astrof, Relatively Happy centers on an adult brother and sister who wind up living together… Read

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Mike Vogel To Topline ‘For God And Country’ NBC Military Drama Pilot

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Under the Dome star Mike Vogel has been tapped as the lead of 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

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Meaghan Rath Set To Star In ABC Cop Dramedy Pilot ‘Trustee’

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Former Being Human star Meaghan Rath is set as the lead in The Trustee, ABC’s comedic one-hour pilot from the Smurfs writers Jay Scherick and David Ronn, Warner Bros. TV and Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman's studio-based Brownstone Productions. Written by Scherick and Ronn and directed by Michael Engler, The Trustee is described as a fun, female buddy cop comedy about Eliza Radley (Rath), a driven but stubborn detective who finds unlikely help from her precinct's… Read

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Rebecca Creskoff To Star In NBC Pilot From Kourtney Kang & Nahnatchka Kahn

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Rebecca Creskoff (Hung) is set as a lead opposite Kenneth Choi and Isabella Russo in NBC's single-camera comedy pilot from Fresh Off the Boat co-executive producer Kourtney Kang and creator/executive producer Nahnatchka Khan. Written by Kang based on her life and to be directed by Fred Savage, the comedy centers on young Katie (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… Read

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‘Deception’: Ilfenesh Hadera To Co-Star In ABC Drama Pilot

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Ilfenesh Hadera (Chi-Raq) is set as the female lead opposite Jack Cutmore-Scott in ABC pilot Deception, an FBI crime drama procedural from Chuck co-creator Chris Fedak and the Blindspot team of creator Martin Gero, magician David Kwong, Warner Bros. TV and Greg Berlanti's studio-based Berlanti Prods. The drama centers on superstar magician Cameron Black (Cutmore-Scott). When his career is ruined by scandal, he has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception… Read