P.J. Byrne (Horrible Bosses) is the first actor cast opposite Martin Lawrence in Lawrence’s CBS comedy pilot. The project, written by Mike Lisbe and Nate Reger and produced by CBS TV Studios, stars Lawrence as a widowed father of two teenagers who, after losing his job in construction, decides to go to the police academy and become a cop at the age of 46. Byrne, repped by Greene & Assoc., will play Kip, the Captain’s self-important busy body who likes to involve himself in everything that happens at the station house and relishes making the lives of his fellow officers difficult. Byrne will next be seen in the Warner Brothers feature The Campaign.
Erich Bergen (Jersey Boys) and Brooklyn Sudano have been added to the cast of CW’s pilot Joey Dakota, about Maya (Amber Stevens), a documentary filmmaker and her time-traveling romance with the subject of her film, Joey Dakota (Craig Horner), a rock star who met an untimely death in the 1990s. Bergen, repped by Buchwald/Fortitude and Lori Danziger, will play the regular role of Paul. Sudano, repped APA and Greenlight Management, will play the guest-starring/recurring role of Holly.
Kym Whitley has booked guest-starring roles in two NBC’s pilots, prison drama Bad Girls and vet hospital comedy Animal Kingdom. On the latter, she had a series regular option if the pilot gets picked up. Whitley is with Untitled and Innovative.
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