Sean Saves the World co-star Echo Kellum is staying at NBC with a co-starring role in the single-camera comedy pilot Two To Go, from Universal TV and studio-based David Janollari Entertainment and Jason Bateman‘s Aggregate. Written/co-exec produced by Bryan Shukoff and Kevin Chesley, the project centers on longtime best friends Kurt and Laura, who grapple with the challenges of modern-day dating while their group of friends try and prove that they are destined to be together. Kellum, repped by TalentWorks, Odenkirk Provissiero, and Melissa Fox, plays one of the friends, a stay-at-home dad. He previously co-starred on the Fox comedy series Ben and Kate.
Former Common Law co-lead Warren Kole has booked a role in Janollari’s other NBC pilot, drama Salvation, from writer Liz Heldens. The family saga is set against the backdrop of a Texas mega church where faith, family and corruption are explored in equal measure. Kole, repped by the Kohner Agency, Sanders Armstrong Caserta and Stuart Rosenthal, plays Jacob, a charismatic, fresh-out-of-jail, fire-and-brimstone, rattlesnake-handling, poison-drinking Pentecostal preacher who found his faith in prison. He recently recurred on Fox’s The Following.
Dave Annable has been tapped as one of the leads in the NBC multi-camera comedy pilot Joe, Joe & Jane. The project, from writers-executive producers Joe Port and Joe Wiseman and 20th Century Fox TV, is loosely based on the relationship between Port, Wiseman and Wiseman’s wife. It centers on a conflict-avoidant children’s book author caught in an ongoing tug of war between two needy, flawed people: his wife (Sally Pressman) and his handsome ladies man co-author/ best friend (Annable). Annable, repped by CAA and manager Sue Leibman, starred in the ABC drama 666 Park Avenue this season.
Echo Kellum, the breakout co-star of another recently cancelled freshman series, Fox comedy Ben & Kate, is set to co-star opposite Sean Hayes in another NBC multi-camera comedy pilot, the untitled Sean Hayes/Victor Fresco project. 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, who just moved in, while navigating a temperamental new boss at work. Kellum will play Hunter, Sean’s passionate coworker at an online retail company who in his spare time is a musician, artist, photographer and poet. Kellum is a regular after getting cast as a guest star in another NBC comedy pilot, The Gates. Linda … Read More »
NBC’s single-camera comedy The Gates has recast two regular roles following Wednesday’s table read. Ally McBeal alum Greg Germann and Ben & Kate co-star Echo Kellum are joining the pilot, replacing Aasif Mandvi and Justin Chon, respectively. Germann was cast as a regular, while Kellum is a guest star. Based on the British series, The Gates is an adult ensemble comedy set at the front gates of an elementary school drop-off and revolves around the parents, school staff and 15-minute social minefield they navigate at the beginning and end of each school day. The show centers on type-A Helen (Kathleen Rose Perkins), who just moved to town with her husband Mark (Ken Marino) and their 8-year-old daughter for Helen’s big new job. Germann will play another dad at the school, a super-driven, competitive Yale-educated lawyer who’s one of these comedically intense guys who pushes his kids way too hard. Kellum will play a “manny”, who, even though he’s young, has seen it all at the school, and he serves as a buddy/confidant to Mark. Read More »