Matthew Glave is rounding out the regular cast of ABC’s untitled NBA buddy comedy pilot, executive produced by Galavant creator Dan Fogelman, Mandalay Sports Media’s Peter Guber & Mike Tollin and Kapital Entertainment’s Aaron Kaplan. Written/executive produced by Casey Johnson and David Windsor, the single-camera NBA project, from ABC Studios, is a buddy comedy about Mo (Blondy Baruti), an NBA rookie who doesn’t speak English, and a translator, Jason (Skylar Astin), who doesn’t speak basketball. Glave, repped by Greene & Associates, Sanders.Armstrong.Caserta and attorney Fred Toczek, will play Jason’s somewhat disappointed and disapproving father, often referring openly to his son as a “doormat”.
Gia Mantegna has been cast in Cheerleader Death Squad, the CW’s drama pilot written by Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, Under The Dome showrunner Neal Baer and Blue Bloods executive producer Dan Truly and directed by Mark Waters. It centers on a disgraced CIA agent-turned-teacher at an elite Washington, D.C. prep school. When he realizes that his students have high-level access through personal connections, he trains a select few to be his eyes and ears into the world of international espionage and help him earn his way back into the agency. Mantegna, repped by ICM Partners & Forward Entertainment, plays Grace, one of the cheerleader members of the eponymous Cheerleader Death Squad.