Alias and Eli Stone alum Victor Garber has been tapped to star in NBC’s drama pilot Notorious, from Universal TV and BermanBraun. Written by Liz Heldens, it is described as an opulent soap in which a female detective returns undercover to the wealthy Lawson family she grew up in — as the maid’s daughter — to solve the murder of the notorious heiress who was once her closest friend. Paradigm-repped Garber will play Robert Lawson, the patriarch of the family and CEO of Lawson Pharmaceuticals. A spectacularly wealthy man with a mansion in Greenwich, Conn., Robert has four children, a second wife and a mistress, and he expects immediate obedience from everyone within his circle of family and friends.
Rachael Taylor has landed a lead role in ABC’s drama pilot 666 Park Avenue. Based on the Alloy book series by Gabriella Pierce, the project centers on a young couple (Taylor, Dave Annable) who accept an offer to manage one of the most historic apartment buildings in New York City. Unwittingly, they begin to experience supernatural occurrences that complicate and endanger the lives of everyone in the building. Terry O’Quinn plays the building’s owner. This is Taylor’s third consecutive major series gig at ABC — she played one of the three leads on Charlie’s Angels this season and recurred on Grey’s Anatomy.
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