Brenda Song has booked a regular role on the NBC comedy pilot Take It From Us, from Greg Malins and Barry Schwartz. Described as a love story told in flashbacks in 1990s New York, the multi-camera/hybrid project from Sony TV and Universal TV is about a couple who tell their son the lessons they learned growing up in the ’90s in the hope that he and his fiancée can avoid making the same mistakes. Song will play Caitlin, who works in a bookstore/coffee bar. She grew up all over the world because her parents were humanitarian aid workers — which is a fancy way to say she grew up mostly in the jungle. She is still trying to adjust to life in civilization. Malins, Schwartz, Jonathan Berry and Michael Rotenberg exec produce. Song was a regular on Fox’s Dads, and her recent credits include New Girl, Scandal and The League. She is repped by Curtis Talent Management and Felker Toczek.
Dave Koechner has joined the cast of ABC’s untitled Johnny Knoxville pilot. Narrated by Knoxville and based on his life, the story follows the exploits of 12-year-old Johnny navigating the “outlaw culture” of his family and small hometown of Knoxville, TN, and documents the childhood experiences that inspired him to become one of the greatest pranksters of a generation. Victor Fresco, Knoxville, Michael Rotenberg and Dave Becky are executive producers. Koechner, repped by Brillstein Partners and Hansen Jacobsen, will play Knoxville’s dad. He played sportscaster Champ Kind in the Anchorman films, and his recent credits also include Road Hard, The Goldbergs and American Dad.