Affion Crockett Joins Fox Pilot ‘Detour’; Chris Redd in ABC’s ‘Family Fortune’

In The Flow star Affion Crockett has been cast as a series regular in Fox’s single camera comedy pilot Detour, from 20th Century Fox TV. Inspired by the real-life story of Weezer lead singer Rivers Cuomo, Detour centers on Michael Sturges (Ben Aldridge), a charming rock star who, unable to rationalize his success, walks away from the spotlight at the height of his fame in an effort to rediscover the parts of his life he missed while he was busy becoming a music sensation and goes back to college. Full time. Crockett, repped by CAA and Principato Young, will play Dominic, Michael’s manager. He is a reminder to Michael that the music industry is demanding his return. Crockett next will be seen in the feature Pixels and most recently co-starred in The Wedding Ringer.

Comedian and sketch performer Chris Redd has landed a series regular role opposite Fortune Feimster in ABC’s multi-camera comedy pilot Family Fortune, from Matt Hubbard, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Written by Hubbard and Feimster based on the family life and stand-up of Feimster, who grew up in Belmont, N.C., Family Fortune is set in North Carolina and centers on popular gym teacher Fortune (Feimster) who comes out of the closet to her close-knit group of family and friends. Redd will play Steven, a kind-hearted music teacher at Fortune’s school. Redd, repped by ICM Partners, Principato Young and Schreck Rose, had a role in the untitled NBC sketch pilot last year. He also has performed with Second City and at Chicago comedy club Jokes and Notes.

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