PILOTS: Brian Cox Joins ‘Gotham’, Nelson Franklin To Star In Mandy Moore Project, Anson Mount To Guest In ‘Penoza’

By | Monday March 19, 2012 @ 3:44pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Brian Cox is set to co-star in the ABC drama pilot Gotham. The 20th TV-produced project centers on Detective Annie Travers (Megan Ketch) who, while investigating the “impossible murder” of a nightclub owner, is stunned to learn that … Read More »

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‘Lost’s Yunjin Kim Gets A Lead In ABC’s ‘Mistresses’ And Other TV Castings

By | Friday March 16, 2012 @ 10:49pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Yunjin Kim Lost MistressesLost alumna Yunjin Kim has landed a lead opposite Rochelle Aytes and Jes Macallan in Mistresses, ABC’s drama recently greenlighted straight to series for a summer 2013 launch. The soap, written by KJ Steinberg and based on the British format, is described as a provocative drama about four women — three of them played by Kim, Aytes and Macallan — with scandalous romantic lives, caught in storms of excitement and self-discovery, secrecy and betrayal. Kim will play Katie, a therapist who slept with one of her patients, John, before his death. Also cast on the series are Erik Stocklin in the regular role of Sam, John’s son, who finds himself falling in love with Katie; and Cameron Bender in the recurring role of Richard, a recently divorced man who hires April to re-decorate his new apartment and starts a romance with her. Stocklin is with JC Robbins, Bender is with Metropolitan and Justice & Ponder.

Erin Moriarty PenozaErin Moriarty has been cast in ABC’s drama pilot Penoza, written and executive produced by Twilight scribe Melissa Rosenberg. Based on a Dutch format, it centers on Martha (Radha Mitchell), the widow of an assassinated criminal who is forced to adopt her husband’s role in a crime syndicate in order to protect her family. Moriarty, repped by ICM and 3 Arts, will play Martha’s daughter. She will next be seen in Neighborhood Watch. Read More »

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ABC Pilots ‘Nashville’ & ‘Penoza’, Fox’s Karyn Usher Add To Casts

By | Tuesday March 13, 2012 @ 1:21pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Actor-comedian-singer Charles Esten (Enlightened) is set to co-star in ABC’s drama pilot Nashville. Written by Callie Khouri, directed by R.J. Cutler and produced by Lionsgate and ABC Studios, Nashville is described as a family soap about love, country music, … Read More »

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Chris Messina, Luis Guzman & Rade Serbedzija Cast In Broadcast Pilots

By | Saturday March 10, 2012 @ 8:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Chris Messina Mindy KalingChris Messina has joined Mindy Kaling’s Fox single-camera comedy pilot, in which she stars as a young Bridget Jones-type Ob/Gyn balancing her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small office. Messina, who had multiple pilot offers this season, will play a character written for him by Kaling. Messina, repped by WME and Brillstein Entertainment, is finishing up a recurring role on Damages and is also recurring on Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming HBO series Newsroom. Read More »

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Radha Mitchell To Play The Lead In Melissa Rosenberg’s ABC Drama Pilot ‘Penoza’

By | Thursday March 8, 2012 @ 8:12pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Radha Mitchell is set to play the lead in the ABC drama pilot Penoza, written and executive produced by Twilight scribe Melissa Rosenberg. Based on the Dutch format, it centers on Martha (Mitchell), the widow of an assassinated criminal … Read More »

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‘Twilight’ Writer Melissa Rosenberg To Pen Drama Project For ABC & Endemol Studios

By | Thursday November 17, 2011 @ 9:58am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Melissa Rosenberg has teamed with ABC and Endemol Studios for an U.S. adaptation of Endemol’s Dutch drama format Penoza. The Twilight scribe will write and executive produce the project, one of two dramas based on international Endemol formats … Read More »

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Global Showbiz: Australia, Poland, Thailand

By | Wednesday November 16, 2011 @ 1:46am PST

Gena Rowlands Barred From Australian Movie
Gena Rowlands has been bumped from the Australian film Last Dance because of restrictions on casting of foreign talent, the Australian reports. The 81-year-old actress was to have played a Holocaust survivor of German and Jewish … Read More »

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