Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: American Beauty‘s Mena Suvari and My Boys alum Kyle Howard are set to co-star in NBC’s untitled Hilary Winston single-camera pilot, from Sony TV and Fanfare. It centers on Agnes, a shy, focused woman who, after being dumped by her fiance, leans on her co-workers to help her come out of her shell and plot her revenge. Suvari will play one of the chemists on Agnes’ team who is a hard partyer and unabashedly promiscuous. Howard will play another chemist on the team, a former high school football player. The project reunites Howard with Sony TV and Fanfare, which produced TBS’ My Boys. He recently recurred on Royal Pains. Suvari will next be seen reprising her American Pie role in American Reunion.

Michael Raymond-James (True Blood) has landed a lead role in NBC’s drama pilot Midnight Sun. The thriller, based on an Israeli format, follows the mysterious disappearance of Midnight Sun, a group living on a cult-like commune in Dugan, Alaska, and a female FBI cult specialist leading the investigation that uncovers a larger conspiracy. Raymond-James, repped by Talentworks and Sanders.Armstrong.Caserta., will play the second-in-command of the Dugan Police Department, an Alaskan lawman.

Daytime Emmy-winning General Hospital actor Jonathan Jackson has been cast in ABC’s musically-driven drama pilot Nashville written by Callie Khouri and directed by RJ Cutler. The ABC Studios-produced pilot is centered around the Nashville music scene and its rising and fading stars, including Avery (Jackson), a sexy bad boy musician and aspiring songwriter.

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