UPDATED: Chris Conroy has booked a series regular role on ABC’s The Club (fka untitled Susannah Grant) from CBS TV Studios and ABC Studios. The drama, already greenlighted straight to series with a 13-episode order, is an upstairs/downstairs soap set at a private country club. Gersh-repped Conroy will play rich and handsome Forty Holbrooke, who was doing OK until his mother killed herself, leaving him everything. Since then he’s been staggering through life with too much money and too little real support.
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Comedy Central resident roastmaster Jeff Ross and Jayson Blair (The New Normal) has signed on to ABC‘s multi-camera untitled Kevin Hart comedy pilot. Written by Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan based on Hart’s life and stand-up, the project takes a candid look at the post-divorce life of a couple, Derek (Romany Malco) and Lorraine (Bresha Webb), who are trying to forge a friendship for the sake of their kids, despite their differences. Blair, repped by Resolution, Justice & Ponder, and attorney Lev Ginsburg, will play Lorraine’s new boyfriend Chip. Ross, repped by Thruline and WME, plays Stu, Derek’s dorky and annoying but genuinely insightful and observant best friend. He will next be seen in The Wedding Ringer and Flock of Dudes.