Andrew J. West, Marcia Gay Harden, Sherri Saum Get Pilot Leads

Andrew J. West (Greek) is set as the lead in NBC’s untitled Dan Goor pilot. The multicamera comedy, from writer-exec producer Dan Goor, centers on Adam Foote (West), a young doctor who joins his parents’ medical practice and spends as much time tending to his family as to his patients. Jean Smart was recently cast as his mom. West is with ICM and Group Management.

Marcia Gay Harden is set for a co-starring role in the ABC multi-camera comedy pilot Smothered, from Andrew Reich and Ted Cohen. The project centers on young couple Zack (Kyle Howard) and Gillian, who find themselves smothered by their two very different sets of parents. Harden will play Zack’s pretentious, often overbearing mother.

Sherri Saum (Gossip Girl) has landed a lead in ABC’s drama pilot Grace, from writer Krista Vernoff. A dysfunctional family drama set in the world of professional dance, it centers on Michael Grace (Eric Roberts), a famous choreographer who tends to sleep with his dancers and has three daughters  with different mothers. He is in danger of losing his studio until his daughter Sarah (Abigail Spencer), a dancer-turned-lawyer, decides to buy her father’s studio and run it for him. Saum will play Grace’s second daughter, a beautiful, bright Bohemian artist. She’s Sarah’s half-sister and best friend.

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