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Kris Polaha Among Latest Pilot Additions

Nellie Andreeva

Life Unexpected star Kristoffer Polaha has been tapped for a co-starring role on the CBS/CBS Studios drama pilot Ringer. The project centers on troubled young woman Bridget (Sarah Michelle Gellar) who, while on the run from the mob, hides out by inhabiting the life of her rich twin sister, Siobhan, until she learns that her twin’s life has a bounty on it as well. Polaha will play the husband of Siobnah’s best friend Gemma (Tara Summers), an out-of-work novelist and father of 3-year-old twins who is secretly having an affair with Siobhan and, unaware that Bridget has taken over Siobhan’s identity, is hurt and confused by her lukewarm behavior. The casting stems from the rich talent-holding deal Polaha, repped by WME and Mosaic, signed with CBS and CBS Studios in November. MORE

James Adomian has landed a co-lead opposite Sarah Paulson in NBC’s untitled Kari Lizer multicamera comedy. From Warner Bros. TV, it is a workplace comedy about Mary (Paulson), a relationship-challenged woman  who, with the help of her co-workers, guides people through unexpected career transitions and downsizings. Adomian will play Mary’s assistant. Adomian, repped by ICM and Principato/Young, was a finalist on NBC’s Last Coming Standing last year.

Also cast in pilots are Cress Williams, who joined CW’s Rachel Bilson-starring medical drama Hart of Dixie playing a potential rival to Bilson’s character, and Shaun Parkes, who was added to ABC’s … Read More »

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TV Casting Roundup: New Additions To ‘Criminal Minds’, ‘The Cape’ & ‘KROG’

By | Wednesday September 29, 2010 @ 5:46am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

In notable recent TV castings, Rachel Nichols has joined CBS’ Criminal Minds as a recurring, Izabella Miko has boarded NBC’s The Cape and Cartoon Network has assembled the cast of its live-action comedy pilot KROG.

Rachel Nichols (Star Trek) has been tapped for an arc on Criminal Minds later this season. Criminal Minds had been planning to add a new female regular cast member in the wake of the A.J. Cook’s departure. I hear the character Alias alumna Nichols will play,  FBI cadet Ashley Seager, was originally envisioned as a new regular but that has changed, and Nichols will now appear in 3 episodes. Seager is invited by  Agent Hotch (Thomas Gibson)  to consult on a case after learning her family history will bring a unique insight into the mind of a serial killer.

Izabella Miko (Coyote Ugly) is set for a five-episode arc on midseason drama The Cape, which stars David Lyons as a cop framed for a crime who becomes a masked hero. Miko, who guest starred in the pilot, plays a skilled and alluring circus performer.  She is repped by Fortitude and Affirmative Entertainment.

KROG, created by Mark Rivers, centers on KROG, an awesome monster costume band sent from Middle Earth who loved by their fans but in fact, they are indeed monsters sent to conquer mankind. Cast in the … Read More »

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