Comedy ‘The Assistants’ Extends Cast Member Options As Fox Eyes New Pilot

By | Wednesday June 26, 2013 @ 12:30pm PDT
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Warner Bros has extended the options of three series regulars from its Fox comedy pilot The Assistants: Brittany Snow, Stephen Root and Catherine … Read More »

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Jason Jones To Co-Star In CBS Comedy Pilot ‘The Assistants’

By | Tuesday March 29, 2011 @ 7:47pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones is set to co-star opposite Heather Locklear in CBS’ comedy pilot The Assistants, a Tucker Cawley-written ensemble about the assistants who work for a celebrity, Ali (Heather Locklear), and her … Read More »

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Several More Actors Join Broadcast Pilots

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Danneel Ackles (formerly Harris) and Jamie Lee Kirchner have landed the last 2 leads in NBC’s comedy pilot I Hate That I Love You. The single-camera project, from writer/exec … Read More »

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Heather Locklear To Star In CBS’ Comedy Pilot ‘The Assistants’

By | Friday March 18, 2011 @ 8:30pm PDT
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Heather Lockelar has closed a deal to star in the CBS comedy pilot The Assistants, a young ensemble about the assistants who work for a celebrity, Ali (Locklear), and her husband. Written by Tucker Cawley, the project centers on Mike … Read More »

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TV CASTINGS: Slew Of Actors Join Pilots

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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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Emily Rutherfurd, Rhys Darby Join CBS Comedy Pilots

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Emily Rutherfurd is set to co-star in Tucker Cawley’s comedy pilot for CBS The Assistants, a young ensemble about four assistants who work for celebrity couple Mike and Ali. Rutherfurd will play Ali’s friendly, a bit manic and socially awkward … Read More »

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Two More Actors Join Broadcast Pilots

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TJ Miller is the first actor cast in Tucker Cawley’s comedy pilot for CBS The Assistants, a young ensemble about four assistants who work for a celebrity couple. WME-repped Miller will play one of them, who at night he plays drums for a struggling band. Read More »

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CBS Picks Up Comedy Pilot From ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ Veteran

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CBS is back in business with Tucker Cawley, former executive producer of the network’s hit Everybody Loves Raymond. CBS has greenlighted to pilot Cawley’s multicamera comedy The Assistants, a young ensemble about four assistants who work for a celebrity … Read More »

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