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Marley Shelton To Topline Lifetime Pilot ‘The Lottery’; Noah Bean In Syfy’s ‘12 Monkeys’

By | Thursday November 21, 2013 @ 7:15pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Marley Shelton (Eleventh Hour) is set as the lead in Lifetime’s dystopian-future drama pilot The Lottery, written by Timothy J. Sexton and directed by Danny Cannon. The Warner Horizon-produced conspiracy thriller is set in a world where women have stopped having children, threatening extinction of the human race. When 100 embryos are successfully fertilized, a national lottery is held to decide the surrogates. The series centers on Dr. Alison Scott (Shelton), the brilliant fertility specialist whose breakthrough in fertilizing 100 viable eggs may have life-and-death consequences she could not have anticipated.

Related: Lifetime Casts Trio In Pilot ‘The Lottery’

Noah Bean is reuniting with his Nikita co-star Aaron Stanford in 12 Monkeys, Syfy‘s drama pilot based on the 1995 Terry Gilliam movie. Also joining the pilot, from Universal Cable Prods. and Atlas Entertainment, is Emmy winner Željko Ivanek (Damages), who will guest star.

Related: Aaron Stanford & Amanda Schull To Topline Syfy’s ‘12 Monkeys’
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Gilles Marini & Mary Lynn Rajskub To Do Arcs On ’2 Broke Girls’, ‘Crossbones’ & ‘Gang Related’ Also Add Recurring

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Switched At Birth co-star Gilles Marini is set for a recurring role on CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls. The Dancing With The Stars alum, repped by APA and Authentic Management, will play Nicolas, the handsome, sexy, French “master baker” who owns and teaches at the Manhattan School of Pastry where Max (Kat Dennings) enrolls to advance her baking skills and where Caroline (Beth Behrs) works in the office to help pay for Max’s tuition. 24: Live Another Day co-star Mary Lynn Rajskub also will appear on 2 Broke Girls this season. She will guest star and likely recur as Bebe, a brilliant but very fractured pastry chef Max and Caroline meet when Max attends pastry school.

Ezra Buzzington (The Artist) has been cast in a recurring role in NBC‘s upcoming pirate drama Crossbones. He will play Eisengrim, one of Blackbeard’s (John Malkovich) henchmen. Noah Bean has booked a recurring role on another upcoming drama series, Fox’s Gang Related. He will play Jason Manning, a Stanford educated, rich hedge fund owner. Repped by Gersh and Velocity Entertainment.

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