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CASTINGS ROUNDUP: Eric Winter Joins CBS’ ‘The Mentalist’, Duo Cast In Pilots

Nellie Andreeva

Eric Winter has been tapped for a recurring on CBS’ crime drama The Mentalist as a potential love interest for co-star Amanga Righetti. In pilot casting news, Rick Hoffman has joined USA Network’s A Legal Mind, while Melissa De Sousa has been added to BET’s Reed Between the Lines. On Mentalist, Winter (The Ugly Truth) will play Craig O’ Laughlin, an FBI agent who catches the attention of Grace Van Pelt (Righetti), and the two of them have chemistry. Read More »

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Two Comedy Pilots Land Leads

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Fiona Gubelmann has landed the female lead opposite Jason Gann and Elijah Wood  in FX’s comedy pilot Wilfred, while Malcolm-Jamal Warner has been tapped for the male lead opposite Tracee Ellis Ross in the BET comedy pilot Reed Between the Lines.

Based on the Australian series of the same name, Wilfred revolves around a guy, Ryan (Wood), the girl next door/potential love interest (Gubelmann), and her mixed-breed dog Wilfred (Gann).

Reed centers on Dr. Carla Reed (Ross), a busy psychiatrist, wife and mom struggling to balance her job and her happy but chaotic homelife. The Cosby Show alum Warner is expected to play her husband.

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