Jesse Bradford has been cast as the lead in NBC’s untitled Jimmy Fallon pilot, aka DILFS. Written by Charlie Grandy and directed by Scott Ellis, the project revolves around three thirtysomething guys who enjoy the adventures of parenting although they haven’t grown up themselves. Leading the group is Chris (Bradford), a handsome, recently divorced lawyer who is confident in everything except parenting his 9-month-old son. Bradford is with UTA and Alchemy Entertainment. He joins the previously announced Anthony Anderson.
David Alpay (The Tudors, The Borgias) has been cast in ABC’s drama pilot Americana, a family soap that centers on iconic fashion designer Robert Soulter (Anthony LaPaglia), the patriarch of a sprawling family who just welcomed a new member, Alice Clarke (Ashley Greene), a young designer whose shocking arrival turns the family and the legendary label inside out. Canadian actor Alpay, repped by APA and KLWGN, will play Jesse, Robert’s oldest son who has recently been promoted to co-president of Americana.
Brianna Brown (Homeland) has been cast in another ABC drama pilot, Marc Cherry’s Devious Maids, playing one of the maids’ rich employers. The General Hospital alumna is with Pakula/King & Associates and Carrabino Management.
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