Glee and Boss alum Jonathan Groff has landed a lead role in HBO’s comedy pilot executive produced by David Marshall Grant, Sarah Condon and Andrew Haigh. Haigh will direct the untitled pilot based on Michael Lannan’s feature script Lorimer. It revolves around three thirty-something friends living in San Francisco who grapple with all the options in contemporary life and the complexities of the modern gay experience. Groff plays an intelligent, witty, well-educated gay video game developer.

CBS is going down to the wire with the casting of its planted NCIS: LA spinoff, which begins filming on Monday. Gillian Alexy has landed a regular role in the project, which starts off an episode of NCIS: LA airing later this season titled “Red”. The spinoff stars John Corbett and follows a mobile team of agents who are forced to live and work together as they crisscross the country solving crimes. Alexy will play Special Agent Claire, educated, worldly, athletic and as tough as she is beautiful. She has a law degree from Harvard, a Masters Degree in international politics and fluency in a smattering of languages. She topped her class in both the offensive and defensive driving course at Quantico, she’s trained with the Navy SEALS and loves all things military. Alexy, repped  by Stone Manners Salners and Kyle Luker, was a regular on the final season of Damages.