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Briga Heelan Back On NBC Comedy ‘Undateable’ As Recurring

By | Thursday September 5, 2013 @ 5:31pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Briga Heelan is making a return to NBC/Warner Bros.’s midseason series Undateable, re-joining the Bill Lawrence comedy as a recurring. She will reprise the role of Nicki she played in the pilot as a guest star. The bromantic comedy centers on Danny (Chris D’Elia) and Justin (Brent Morin) — two very different guys who are bonded by their common inability to attract women. Heelan first came into the Lawrence/Warner Bros. family in March when she was cast as the female lead in the TBS comedy pilot Ground Floor. A month later, she was brought in as a last-minute replacement of originally cast series regular Aly Michalka in the Undateable pilot. Because of her commitment to Ground Floor, Heelan did the NBC pilot as a guest star. Then on May 10, within a few hours both Ground Floor and Undateable were picked up to series. Lawrence wanted Heelan for both shows, and the studio tried to make things work but ultimately the verdict was that the dates could not be worked out, and Megan Park was cast in the Nicki role as a new regular. But meanwhile, the schedules for Ground Floor and Undateable were synched up enough for Heelan to be able to do the NBC comedy on a recurring basis without interfering with her starring duties on the TBS sitcom. (Both comedies are multi-camera, which require fewer production days than single-camera shows.) … Read More »

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Aly Michalka Exits NBC Pilot ‘Undateable’, Briga Heelan Expected To Replace Her

By | Tuesday April 9, 2013 @ 4:17pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: NBC is making a casting change on Undateable, its multicamera comedy pilot from Bill Lawrence and Warner Bros TV. Aly Michalka has departed the project, which is taping Thursday. I hear she will be replaced with Briga Heelan, who last month was cast as the female lead of another Bill Lawrence/Warner Bros TV multi-camera comedy pilot, TBS’ Ground Floor. Because of her relationship with the producers, Heelan has been able to quickly step into Undateable, in which she is being cast as a guest star because of her existing commitment to Ground Floor. (Undateable will actually film before the TBS pilot.) Read More »

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Briga Heelan Set, Skylar Astin In Talks For The Leads In TBS Pilot ‘Ground Floor’

By | Friday March 8, 2013 @ 11:30am PST
Nellie Andreeva

TBS is close to locking in the leads of comedy pilot Ground Floor. Skylar Astin is in negotiations and Briga Heelan is set to star in the project, written by Lawrence and Greg Malins and directed by Gail Mancuso. Ground Floor, from Warner Horizon, is set in the world of corporate America and takes the Romeo and Juliet story to the workplace. It centers on Harvard grad and master-of-the-universe-in-training money manager, Brody (Astin), who falls hard for feisty and intelligent maintenance supervisor Jennifer (Heelan), whose education ended after high school — a Romeo/Juliet pairing that could rattle their class divisions to the foundations. The two would join previously cast John McGinley. Heelan is with Gersh and Thruline, Astin with UTA and Principal.

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