Growing Pains veteran Alan Thicke and Bradley Dodds have been added to the cast of Sharon Horgan’s ABC single-camera comedy pilot Bad Management. Written by Horgan and Holly Walsh and executive produced by Aaron Kaplan, Bad Management centers on Eve (Horgan), a slightly self-centered female boss at a high-end luxury goods department store who finds her ways challenged when the boss’ (Thicke) son, Tobias Jr (David Spade), comes to town and makes youth and sex the new company focus. Thicke’s Tobias Sr. is a tough old buzzard who hates failure, likes lunches, and dotes on his son. Dodds plays Ben, a sexy young guy Eve hires to piss off Tobias.
That was quick — just a couple of days after the CW made the decision to end 90210 after this season, the network has tapped series co-star Matt Lanter as the male lead in its pilot Oxygen. The CW brass moved very quickly after the 90210 cancellation to offer Lanter Oxygen, and a deal was closed. The project, written by Meredith Averill and directed by Gary Fleder, centers on Emery (Aimee Teegarden), a teen girl who falls in love with Roman (Lanter), an alien boy, one of nine of his kind integrated into a suburban high school. CBS TV Studio is producing. Lanter is with WME and manager Faras Rabadi.