Adam Goldberg has lansed a lead in CBS’ drama pilot Rookies, an ensemble cop show about six NYPD rookies who balance their personal lives with learning the beat on the streets of Manhattan. Goldberg will play one of them, joining recently cast Leelee Sobieski.
Henry Simmons has joined ABC comedy pilot Man Up, which centers on happily married father of two Will (Mather Zickel), his brother-in-law Kenny and the lovelorn Craig (Chris Moynihan). Simmons, repped by APA and Principato Young, will play Kenny’s ex-wife’s (Amanda Detmer) boyfriend. Also cast in the pilot so far are Teri Polo and Jake Joyhnson.
Leslie Odom Jr. has been cast in the ABC drama pilot Poe, a crime procedural following Edgar Allan Poe, the world’s very first detective, as he uses unconventional methods to investigate dark mysteries in 1840s Boston. Odom Jr. will play Julian “Jupiter” Noble, a doctor at a free clinic who helps Poe.
Joy Osmanski has been added to Fox’s comedy pilot Family Album, which centers on Dave (Mike O’Malley), a passionate, overly enthusiastic former jock who, after a breakthrough experience on a family vacation returns home with a renewed conviction to “bond the crap out of his family.” Osmanski plays Holly, an attractive career woman whose social life is a bit of a mess.
Harish Patel has been cast in ABC’ comedy pilot My Freakin’ Family, which centers on two young parents, Anna and Raj, whose lives change after they have a baby and the four grandparents with very different cultural backgrounds descend upon their lives to fight for the soul of their grandchild. Patel will play Raj’s dad.
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