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Aaron Tveit To Star In USA’s Jeff Eastin Pilot, 2 Join Showtime’s ‘Masters & Johnson’

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Tveit is set to star in USA Network’s untitled hourlong pilot from White Collar creator Jeff Eastin. The project, from Fox TV Studios, follows agents from various federal and local agencies (DEA, FBI, LAPD) who all live at an undercover house in Southern California. Tveit will play Mike Warren, a freshly minted FBI agent just out of the Academy and dripping wet behind the ears. Like White Collar, Eastin’s new project has two main leads, with Tveit playing one of them. The cast-contingency on the project will be lifted when both key roles are cast. Tveit is best known for his roles in the Broadway productions of Next To Normal and Catch Me If You Can and his recurring part on Gossip Girl. His feature credits include Ghost Town and Howl.

Raising The Bar alum Teddy Sears and Nick D’Agosto (Heroes) have joined Paul Bettany in Showtime’s pilot Masters & Johnson. The project, from Sony Pictures TV, is an adaptation of Thomas Maier’s book Masters of Sex: The Life And Times Of William Masters And Virginia Johnson, The Couple Who Taught America How To Love. It chronicles the lives, romance and pop culture trajectory of 1960s human sexuality pioneers Masters (Bettany) and Johnson, whose research touched off the sexual revolution. Sears and D’Agosto … Read More »

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TV CASTINGS: Actors Join ‘American Horror Story’, ‘Ringer’ As Recurring

By | Thursday September 1, 2011 @ 11:04am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Teddy Sears has been cast in a recurring role opposite Zachary Quinto on Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s new FX horror series American Horror Story. He will play the partner of Quinto’s gay character and co-owner with him of the haunted house that the show revolves around. Their story arks kicks off in the show’s two-part Halloween episode. Sears, repped by APA and Ramos Management, recently wrapped Lifetime’s  The Drew Peterson Story opposite Rob Lowe.

Gage Golightly (The Troop) has been tapped for a recurring role on another new series, the CW’s Ringer. The project centers on troubled young woman Bridget (Sarah Michelle Gellar) who, while on the run from the mob, hides out by inhabiting the life of her rich twin sister, Siobhan, until she learns that her twin’s life has a bounty on it as well. APA-repped Golightly will play a tough teenager who tangles with Bridget’s step-daughter Juliet (Zoey Deutch) at her new inner-city school.

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TV Castings Roundup: Several Lined Up For Broadcast, Cable Gigs

Lamorne Morris has been cast in Fox’s New Girl, the Zooey Deschanel series that set to premiere Sept. 20. He will play Winston, a former athlete who is one of three roommates that takes in a fourth (Deschanel). … Callum Keith Rennie has been booked as a series regular on NBC’s midseason drama The Firm opposite Josh Lucas and Juliette Lewis. He will play Ray McDeere, the older brother to Mitch (Lucas). Rennie is repped by APA and Hodgson Management. … Richard T. Jones will recur on the upcoming season of CBS’ Hawaii 5-0. He is repped by Buchwald/Fortitude.

James Wolk (Lone Star) has been cast in a multi-episode arc on the second season of Showtime’s Shameless. He will play Adam, an investment executive who makes a connection with Fiona (Emmy Rossum). Wolk is repped by WME. … Teddy Sears (Raising the Bar) has been cast in Lifetime’s Drew Peterson movie alongside Rob Lowe, playing Peterson’s best friend. Sears, who is recurring on USA Network’s Necessary Roughness, will next be seen as a mysterious character on Torchwood. He is repped by APA and manager Sandy Erickson. … Mariana Klaveno has booked a recurring role on Showtime’s Dexter. She will play Carissa Morris, a professor at Florida University. Klaveno recently guest starred on CBS’ Hawaii Five-O and plays a vampire on HBO’s True Blood. She is repped by APA and Shelter Entertainment. … David Andrews has been set … Read More »

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