Amy Aquino (Being Human) rounds out the cast of ABC‘s multi-camera comedy pilot Divorce: A Love Story, from Sony TV and ABC Studios. Based on an Israeli format, Divorce centers on Kenny (Jason Jones) and Robin (Andrea Anders), a recently divorced couple who were bad together but discover they’re even worse apart and can’t seem to stay out of each others’ lives. Aquino, repped by Greene & Assoc. and manager Randy James, will play Kenny’s overbearing mother whose obsession in life is to see Kenny and Robin back together.
Comedian Seaton Smith rounds out the cast of another comedy pilot, NBC’s John Mulaney project. Written/exec produced by Mulaney and exec produced by Robert Carlock and Lorne Michaels, the comedy is a young ensemble focused on John (Mulaney), whose naïve and often pointles, desire to “be a good person” challenges his friendship with his roommates, Jane (Nasim Pedrad) and Seymour (Griffin Newman). With no real compass in life, John takes advice from his game-show host mentor Lou (Martin Short), a comic named Motif (ICM Partners-repped Smith), and his tough elderly gay neighbor (Elliot Gould).
Here is some news that may make some seasoned pilot actors, who didn’t book anything this season, jealous. Seven-year-old Maggie Elizabeth Jones, repped by Caliber Media and Osbrink, got two pilots. Jones, who played the young lead Maddie on Fox’s Ben & Kate this season, will play one of Debra Messing’s daughters in the CBS Untitled Rottenberg/Zuritsky comedy pilot. Additionally, she wrapped a guest starring/recurring turn in the CW drama pilot Oxygen playing a young version of the female lead, Aimee Teegarden.
Former Chuck co-star Vik Sahay is back at NBC with a guest starring/recurring role on the untitled Sean Hayes pilot, playing a nerdy, slightly aggressive IT guy. He is with Evolution and Buchwald/Fortitude.