Russell Hornsby (Meet the Parents) and Bitsie Tulloch (Lonelygirl15) have landed lead roles on NBC’s pilot Grimm, a dark but fantastical cop drama about a world in which characters inspired by Grimm’s Fairy Tales exist. It centers on Nick Burckhardt (David Giuntoli), a good-looking detective who starts to see humans as beast/animals and discovered that he has a legacy – to protect “humans” from these beasts. Hornsby, repped by ICM and the Collective, will play Nick’s police partner. Tulloch, repped by WME and Luber-Roklin, will play Nick’s live-in girlfriend.
Raza Jaffrey (Eastern Promises) has been added to another NBC drama pilot, Smash, which follows a cross section of characters who come together to put on a Marilyn Monroe musical on Broadway led by the musical’s composer Tom (Christian Borle) and lyricist Julia (Debra Messing). Jaffrey, repped by APA, Industry & Untitled Artists, will play the live-in boyfriend of the musical’s star, Karen (Katharine McPhee), who works in the Mayor’s office.
American Idol alumna-turned-actress Katharine McPhee has landed a co-starring role in the NBC hourlong pilot Smash, which will feature the Idol Season 5 runner-up sing. The pilot, from DreamWorks TV and UMS, is based on an idea by Steven Spielberg and follows a cross section of characters who come together to put on a Marilyn Monroe musical on Broadway led by the musical’s composer Tom and lyricist Julia (Debra Messing). McPhee will play a beautiful struggling actress who goes to all lengths to book the role of Marilyn Monroe in the musical. Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: I hear FlashForward alum Jack Davenport will co-star opposite Debra Messing in the NBC hourlong pilot Smash, which was based on an idea by Steven Spielberg. The pilot, from DreamWorks TV and UMS, follows a cross section of characters who … Read More »
Former Will & Grace star Debra Messing is returning to NBC as the female lead of another series project set in New York where the male lead is a gay man.
Messing is finalizing a deal to star in NBC’s hourlong … Read More »