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Eamonn Walker Gets Lead In NBC’s ’17th Precinct’, Dan Fogler In ABC’s ‘Man Up’

Nellie Andreeva

Eamonn Walker has landed the lead in Ron Moore’s drama pilot for NBC 17th Precinct, set in the fictional town of Excelsior where magic and supernatural elements rule over science and revolving around the cops at the local 17th Precinct. Walker, repped by ICM and manager Joan Fields, will play Detective Chief Inspector Wilder Blanks. Also cast in the pilot is Jamie Bamber as a homicide detective.

Dan Fogler has been tapped as a lead in ABC’s comedy pilot Man Up. Written by Chris Moynihan, the project centers on happily married father of two Will (Mather Zickel), his brother-in-law Kenny (Fogler) and the lovelorn Craig (Chris Moynihan) Fogler , repped by WME and Management 360, will next be seen in Take Me Home Tonight and Mars Needs Moms.

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Gretchen Egolf, Edi Gathegi, Amanda Detmer Among Latest Pilot Castings

Nellie Andreeva

Gretchen Egolf has been tapped for a lead role on the USA pilot Eden. The project, from Universal Cable Prods., centers on a young hotel worker (Nick D’Agosto) who, with the help of his escaped con artist cousin (Enver Gjokaj), gets a job as the concierge at an elite NYC hotel. Together they manage to provide the hotel guests with whatever they desire, Egolf, repped by Cornerstone and Gallant, will play  the Eden Hotel’s striking Ivy League-educated General Manager.

Edi Gathegi (Twilight, X-Men: First Class) has joined another USA pilot, Wild Card, in a lead role. The project, from Fox TV Studios, is about people behaving badly at night in Las Vegas and two very different lawyers, Will Garratt (Ben Lawson) and Eliza Evans who who solve their problems before morning. Gathegi, repped by Paradigm and Framework, will play the duo’s smart, ambitious and resourceful investigator, a former hotel concierge who knows everyone in town.

Amanda Detmer (Private Practice) has boarded ABC’s comedy pilot Man Up. The project, from ABC Studios and Chris Moynihan, centers on happily married father of two Will, his brother-in-law Kenny and the lovelorn Craig (Moynihan). Detmer will play Kenny’s ex-wife  who has a complicated relationship with him.

Additionally, Ken Leung (Lost) has joined A&E/Sony TV’s pilot Big Read More »

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TV CASTINGS: Teri Polo, Darrell Hammond Book Pilots, ‘Boardwalk’ Adds A Recurring

Nellie Andreeva

Teri Polo and Mather Zickel have landed co-starring roles on the ABC comedy pilot Man Up!. The project, from 100 Questions creator Chris Moynihan, ABC Studios and Tagline, is a look at what it takes to survive as a modern man, as told through the eyes of three best friends and the women in their lives. Moynihan and Zickel (I Love You, Man) will play two of the friends, while Polo will play the wife of the third friend, a playful super-mom who is addicted to Facebook. Additionally, Polo also booked the lead in the Hallmark comedic movie A Taste of Romance. The Little Fockers co-star recurs on Law & Order: Los Angeles, just wrapped the feature Beyond and is in pre-production on Material Lies.

Saturday Night Live alum Darrell Hammond is in negotiations to join the TBS pilot Hound Dogs, written and directed by Ron Shelton. Set in the world of minor league baseball, the project, which has moved from Sony TV to Warner Horizon, centers on minor league team the Nashville Hound Dogs and its endlessly upbeat general manager (Tom Verica), a gambling addict trying to outrun his past, as they try to handle life’s ups and downs, both in and out of the locker room. Hammond, who spent 14 years on SNL, more than any other … Read More »

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