Stacey Farber, best known for her role on the hit Canadian series Degrassi: The Next Generation, has been cast as the female lead in the NBC comedy pilot Take It From Us, from Greg Malins, Barry Schwartz and Sony TV. The multi-camera/hybrid project, described as a love story told in flashbacks in 1990s New York, is about a couple, Alyson and Lucas, who tells their son the lessons they learned growing up in the ’90s in hopes he and his fiancée can avoid making the same mistakes. Farber, repped by DBA, Zero Gravity and The Characters and Amanda Rosenthal in Canada, will play Aly as a twentysomething in the 1990s. Coming from a semi-prominent family, she was told her whole life that if she just followed the rules – get straight As, don’t get in trouble, go to a good college, find a good guy with a good job — she’ll be happy and successful. So she did all that, only to find out it’s not true. Now she’s looking to change her life in a big way. Jonathan Berry and Michael Rotenberg aslo exec produce.
Charlotte Spencer has landed one of the leads in ABC’s period female-cop procedural drama pilot Broad Squad, written by Bess Wohl and directed by Coky Giedroyc. A fictionalized account of the graduating class of Boston’s first female patrol officers in 1978, they arrived at a tumultuous time in the city’s history and have to navigate rival neighborhoods as well as the conflicting attitudes toward them from everyone. Spencer will play one of them, Molly. Her dad was a notorious criminal who disappeared when she was young (while working with Whitey Bulger), and she grew up with her three delinquent brothers. Aaron Kaplan, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Len Goldstein exec produce.