Gerald McRaney, 3 Others Cast In Pilots

Gerald McRaney is set to star opposite Becki Newton in CBS’ untitled Filgos family comedy pilot. It  centers on Joe Reilly (McRaney), a blue-collar guy who wrestles with how to parent his unmarried grown daughter Eileen  (Newton) and her 12-year-old son while sharing a house with them as well as his wife and his recently widowed mother. McRaney, who co-starred on NBC’s freshman series Undercovers last fall, recently played the male lead in the TNT drama pilot Bird Dog. He is with Stone Manners Salners  and Course Management.

In a recasting, Dean Collins has been tapped to play the younger lead in ABC’s comedy pilot Lost and Found, which centers on Jo (Jordana Spiro), a narcissistic thirtysomething New York City bartender and party girl whose life is turned upside-down when the conservative 18-year-old son (Collins) she gave up for adoption at 16 turns up on her doorstep. Collins replaced Gary Clayton who was originally cast in the role but was recast after the pilot’s table read. Collins, repped by Howard Entertainment and Coast to Coast Talent, was a series regular on Fox’s The War At Home.

Kevin Corrigan has been cast in CBS’ untitled Peter Knight comedy pilot, a workplace ensemble about the young-adult employees at a high-powered venture capital firm. It centers on Danny (Ben Rappaport), who is shocked when his crush, competitor and fellow trainee Gracie (Michelle Trachtenberg) is promoted out of the mailroom and into a junior associate position at the firm. Corrigan, repped by Innovative and manager Courtney Kivowitz, will play Nugzy, a lovable, lethargic oddball who has grown accustomed to his windowless existence.

Kate Reinders has been added to the cast of ABC’s comedy pilot Work It. The multicamera project, from Andrew Reich and Ted Cohen, is about out-of-work car salesmen Lee (Ben Koldyke) and Angel (Amaury Nolasco), who realize that it is a woman’s world and decide that to find work again and succeed, they must dress as women to get jobs as pharmaceutical reps. Reinders will play one of Lee’s new co-workers, an effusive pharmaceutical.

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