TV CASTINGS: Slew Of Actors Join Pilots

Nellie Andreeva

Saturday Night Live alum Tim Meadows has joined NBC’s untitled Kari Lizer project. The workplace comedy centers on Mary (Sarah Paulson), a relationship-challenged woman who, with the help of her co-workers, guides people through unexpected career transitions and downsizings. Meadows, repped by APA and Brillstein Entertainment, will play Mary’s  partner, a psychotherapist and the reality check to Mary’s eternal optimism.

Off the Map co-star Zach Gilford has been cast as the male lead in the Fox single-camera pilot Iceland. The project centers on Mackenzie (Kerry Bishe), a twentysomething woman whose fiance recently passed away. Gilford, from WME and D/F Management, will play a guy friend of Mackenzie described as “bad influence.” For Gilford, the casting is in second position to Off the Map. He is the third cast member from the midseason drama to book a pilot this season along with Martin Henderson and Rachelle Lefevre, both cast in NBC’s Reconstruction.

Paul Blackthorne (Lipstick Jungle) has just been cast in the ABC drama pilot The River directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. The horror thriller centers on Lincoln Cole (Joe Anderson) who, after his famous TV explorer father Dr. Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood) goes missing way up the Amazon, reluctantly abandons his medical studies and follows in his father’s footsteps. Blackthorne, repped by SDB Partners, Seven Summits & Optimism, will play the producer of Emmet Cole’s long-running documentary series. Read More »

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‘The River’ & ‘Awakening’ Find Their Leads, Two Board ‘Tagged’ & ‘Wonder Woman’

By | Thursday March 3, 2011 @ 5:00pm PST
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British actor Joe Anderson (Across the Universe) has landed the lead in ABC’s drama pilot The River directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. The horror thriller, from DreamWorks TV, ABC Studios and Paranormal Activity mastermind Oren Peli, centers on Lincoln Cole (Anderson) … Read More »

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Rob Corddry To Lead Cast Of Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Little In Common’, Two Join ‘Tagged’

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EXCLUSIVE: Rob Corddry is set to star in Rob Thomas’ single-camera comedy pilot for Fox Little in Common. Paula Marshall is finalizing a deal to join him in the pilot, from by Warner Bros. TV, which is about 3 … Read More »

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Fox’s ‘Tagged’ Comedy Pilot Casts Lead

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EXCLUSIVE: Tommy Dewey (Roommates) has landed the younger lead opposite Gary Cole in Fox’s comedy pilot Tagged. The hybrid comedy, from Sony TV, Reveille and writers David Guarascio and Moses Port, is a workplace ensemble set at … Read More »

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Gary Cole To Star In Fox Comedy Pilot

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EXCLUSIVE: Veteran Gary Cole is set to star in Fox’s comedy pilot Tagged. The hybrid comedy, from Sony TV, Reveille and writers-executive producers David Guarascio and Moses Port, is a workplace ensemble set at the Los Angeles County’s coroner’s … Read More »

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Fox Picks Up Two Comedy Pilots

By | Friday January 21, 2011 @ 2:27pm PST
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UPDATE: Both pilots have now been officially picked up.

PREVIOUS: Fox has greenlighted one more comedy pilot, with another expected to join it shortly. Both are from Sony TV.

The project that has been officially picked up is Iceland, a singe-camera comedy … Read More »

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