Lindsay Sloane has been cast in CBS‘ multi-camera pilot The Odd Couple, starring Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon. Co-written and executive produced by Perry, the project, a take on the Neil Simon classic, revolves around two mismatched roommates — the messy Oscar Madison (Perry) and neat freak Felix Unger (Lennon). Sloane, repped by Gersh and Brillstein, will play a character designed for her and named Lindsay — the tightly wound, recently divorced sister of Katie (Georgia King). She guest starred on Perry’s ABC comedy Mr. Sunshine, recurred on USA comedy Playing House and recently reprised her role in Horrible Bosses 2 for New Line.
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Three months after former Fox Filmed Entertainment chairman and CEO Tom Rothman announced he was teaming with Sony Pictures to launch TriStar Productions, a film and TV venture, the label has made its first executive hires. On the TV side, Lindsay Sloane of Doug Liman and David Bartis’ Hypnotic, is joining as SVP. In film, David Beaubaire from Paramount will be EVP and Nicole Brown from Good Universe will be SVP. The trio will start in November, working out of TriStar’s offices on the Sony lot. “Nothing is more important to a young company than the quality and composition of new colleagues, and I feel like we won the Triple Crown,” Rothman said. “David, Lindsay, and Nicole are all leaving great jobs to come here, and I am honored and excited to get started working together.” Read More »
There will be a recasting on the newly picked up NBC multi-camera comedy series Sean Saves The World. Lindsay Sloane, who co-starred opposite Sean Hayes in the pilot, will be departing. 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 played Liz, Sean’s long-time loyal friend, a former therapist, with whom he also works. This marks the second recasting on a newly picked up series, joining another NBC comedy, The Family Guide, which is subbing Parker Posey.
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 … Read More »