Andrew Santino (Mixology) and Erik Griffin (Workaholics) have joined the ensemble cast of the hourlong Showtime dark comedy pilot I’m Dying Up Here. Written and executive produced by former stand-up comedian Dave Flebotte, executive produced by Jim Carrey and directed by Jonathan Levine, I’m Dying Up Here, from Endemol Shine Studios and Assembly Entertainment, is is set in L.A.’s stand-up comedy scene of the 1970s. Santino will play Bill, a comedy club favorite who can be dry, volatile and often jealous of the success of other comedians. Griffin is Ralph, a Vietnam vet and comic who is as brash as he is hilarious. Santino is repped by UTA, Management 360 and attorney Gregg Slewett at Bloom Hergott. Griffin is with Innovative Artists and Principato Young Entertainment.
Sharon Lawrence has booked a recurring role in NBC’s new drama series Game Of Silence. Written by David Hudgins based on a Turkish format and directed by Niels Arden Oplev, Game Of Silence centers on a rising attorney on the brink of success who could lose his perfectly crafted life when his long-lost childhood friends threaten to expose a dark secret from their violent past. Lawrence will play Diana Stockman, a smart, single, confident and formidable CEO of a huge conglomerate whose personal philosophy is all about empowering women — and distrusting men. APA-repped Lawrence recently recurred on Starz’s Blunt Talk and will next be seen in Richie Adams’ upcoming feature Of Music And Mind.