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ABC’s ‘Spy’, CW’s ‘Oxygen’ & Amazon’s Onion Pilots Add To Casts

By | Monday February 25, 2013 @ 12:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Actor-comedian Moshe Kasher has been cast opposite Rob Corddry and Mason Cook in ABC’s comedy pilot Spy, about Tim (Corddry), a well-intentioned father of a highly intelligent and verbal son (Cook) who inadvertently takes a job at the Secret Service in order to prove himself a worthy father. Kasher, repped by 3 Arts and WME, will play Tim’s co-worker Chris. He is currently writing on The New Normal.

Malcolm In The Middle alum Chris Masterson co-stars opposite  Jeffery Tambor in Amazon Studios’ comedy pilot, The Onion Presents: The News, a fast-paced scripted comedy set behind the scenes of The Onion News Network. Masterson plays rookie reporter Scott West, who joins the team full of hope and idealism but quickly learns from the demented ONN ensemble that the world of network news is more about selling soda and sunscreen and kidnapping cute white girls to get ratings, than uncovering actual news. Read More »

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Mark Consuelos Among Four New Cast Additions To Amazon Comedy Pilots

By | Wednesday February 13, 2013 @ 6:32pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Consuelos has been tapped as a lead opposite John Goodman in Amazon Studios‘ comedy pilot  Alpha House. Yara Martinez and Kobi Libii also have been cast in the pilot written by Garry Trudeau.  Alpha House follows four senators who live together in a rented house in Washington DC. Consuelos will play one of them, Andy Guzman, a young, handsome, confident Senator with an excess of charm & swagger. An irresistible rogue. Goodman plays another Senator. Martinez will play Adriana De Portago, a beautiful Cuban-American billionaire heiress looking for a good time with new beau, Andy Guzman. Libii will play Aaron Stimson, a seasoned Capitol Hill vet on one of the Senators’ staffs. Consuelos, repped by CAA and Liebman Entertainment, recently recurred on FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum and NBC’s Guys With Kids. Martinez, repped by APA and D2 Management, has recurred on ABC Family’s The Lying Game, ABC’s Nashville and TNT’s Southland. Libii, repped by KSR&A and manager Ken Treusch, can be seen in the off-Broadway play Really Really. Read More »

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Jeffrey Tambor To Star In Amazon Comedy Pilot ‘The Onion Presents: The News’

By | Monday February 4, 2013 @ 8:48am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studios has landed another big-name actor for one of its first six comedy pilots. I’ve learned that Jeffrey Tambor is set to star in The Onion Presents: The News. The project, from The Onion’s Will Graham & Dan Mirk (The Onion News Network, The Onion Sportsdome), is described as a fast-paced scripted comedy set behind the scenes of The Onion News Network that shows just how far journalists will go to stay at the top of their game. Tambor will play David Everett, ONN’s oldest and most respected news anchor. He is intellectual, highly ambitious, cutthroat and insecure as he believes his job is being threatened by the younger Cameron, whom David detests. Todd Strauss-Schulson is directing. I hear Tambor was also courted for a broadcast pilot but opted for the Amazon project. He joins John Goodman and Bebe Neuwirth, who recently joined other Amazon Studios pilots. Tambor, repped by Gersh and the Burstein Co, next reprises his Emmy-nominated role as George Bluth Sr in Netflix’s new season of Arrested Development. On the movie side, he will be seen in Hangover III and HBO’s Phil Spector.

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