Lindsay Sloane (Horrible Bosses) is set as a lead opposite Sean Hayes in NBC’s untitled Sean Hayes/Victor Fresco multi-camera comedy pilot. Written by Fresco and directed by James Burrows, the comedy, from Universal TV and Hazy Mills, centers on Sean (Hayes), who must figure out how to parent his 14-year-old daughter (Samantha Isler), who just moved in, while navigating a temperamental new boss (Thomas Lennon) at work. Sloane, repped by Gersh, will play Liz, Sean’s long-time loyal friend with whom he also works. Liz is a former therapist who quit because she had too many opinions and couldn’t listen to people talk about their problems without telling them what to do.
British actor Colin Salmon and Robbie Kay have joined the cast of Bravo‘s hourlong pilot Rita. Written by Krista Vernoff and directed by Miguel Arteta, Rita is a family drama that follows Rita (Anna Gunn), an acerbic, outspoken private-school teacher who struggles to raise her three teenage children while dealing with the inane bureaucracy and overprotective parents at her school. Salmon, repped by Lighthouse Entertainment and UK’s Curtis Brown Group, will play Colin Paige, the aristocratic emotionally guarded British teacher who is the head of the history department at the school. Kay, repped by Paradigm and Affirmative, will play Rita’s gay son. Salmon, probably best known for his roles in the James Bond and Resident Evil movie franchises, has been recurring on the CW’s breakout The Arrow as Walter Steele. Kay will next be seen in Ways To Live Forever.
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