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Richard Kind, Robyn Lively & Chinasa Ogbuagu Among Pilot Cast Additions

By | Tuesday September 24, 2013 @ 3:38pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Richard Kind (Spin City, Argo) rounds out the cast of USA Network‘s single-camera comedy pilot Love Is Dead. Written and executive produced by Zev Borow based on a French short film, Love Is Dead is set at an agency that specializes in breaking up romantic relationships on behalf of those who are willing to pay to not be around when it happens. It centers on Alex (Ben Rappaport) who, after he’s dumped by a representative of the agency, takes a job at the company. Kind, repped by Innovative and Forster Entertainment, plays Ken Bell, Alex’s father, a cantankerous man with a penchant for tough-love advice and quality mustard.

Robyn Lively and Sloan Morgan Siegel lead the cast of Amazon’s kids pilot Gortimer Gibbon’s Life On Normal Street, a look at the lives of three quirky tweens who live in a surreal world of eccentric characters and strange happenings. It centers on Gortimer (Siegel). Lively, repped by Mavrick Artists and Management 360, plays Gortimer’s smart, relaxed and independent mom. Siegel is with Abrams. Read More »

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Ben Rappaport To Play The Lead In USA’s Comedy Pilot ‘Love Is Dead’

By | Tuesday August 20, 2013 @ 10:25am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Ben Rappaport, who toplined NBC’s comedy series Outsourced, is set as the lead in USA‘s single-camera comedy pilot Love Is Dead. Written and executive produced by Zev Borow (Chuck) based on the award-winning French short film of the same name, Love Is Dead is a comedic exploration of modern romance in reverse, break-up first. It is set at an agency that specializes in breaking up romantic relationships on behalf of those who are willing to pay to not be around when it happens. It centers on Alex (Rappaport) who, after he’s dumped by a representative of the agency, vows to find out what it is, specifically, that’s wrong with him — by taking a job at the company. Lorene Scafaria is directing the pilot, with Universal Cable Prods and Gaumont International Television producing. Rappaport is with Gersh, Invictus Entertainment and Rick Genow; Scafaria is with CAA and Joy Gorman.

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