Nellie Andreeva

How To Make It In America‘s Victor Rasuk is set to co-star opposite Ryan Hansen in Fox’s comedy pilot El Jefe. The project, from writers David Guarascio & Moses Port and Sony TV, centers on an affable but lost 30-year-old (Ryan Hansen) who, tossed out of his Brentwood home, moves in with his longtime Latin American nanny. Rasuk will play the nanny’s oldest son who is her favorite. Rasuk, repped by Gersh and Washington Square, is the second How To Make It In America star to book a broadcast pilot this week following Bryan Greenberg’s casting as the lead in the CBS Greg Malins/Greg Berlanti comedy. 

L Word alumna Erin Daniels is set to co-star opposite Colin Ferguson in Bill Lawrence’s Fox pilot Like Father. The project, from Warner Bros. TV, centers on Van (Ferguson) who, after his wife dies, moves into his son Will’s campus apartment. Daniels, repped by Innovative and Framework, will play Ali, a recently separated mother and close friend to Van.

Nico Tortorella has joined Fox’s untitled Kevin Williamson drama pilot. The project, from Warner Bros TV, is a thriller about ex-FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) who leads the search to catch diabolical serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) who has created a cult of serial killers. Tortorella, repped by Gersh and KLWGN, will play Will Wilson, a friend and confidant of Sarah, Joe Carroll’s last victim, who vows to keep her safe. The pilot reunites the actor with Williamson after Tortorella co-starred in the Williamson-written Scream 4.

Cougar Town‘s Josh Hopkins and Tymberlee Hill have been cast in Keri Lizer’s NBC comedy pilot Lady Friends. It centers on two life-long female friends, Nicole (Andrea Anders) and Jen, who are living very different lives but can’t live without each other. Hopkins will play Nicole’s husband. The casting is in second position to Cougar Town. Hill, repped by TalentWorks and Odenkirk Provissiero, will play Nicole’s friend, a mother of three.

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