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John Leguizamo Pilot, ‘Backstrom’, ‘Two Wrongs’ & Halpern/Schumacker Add Actors

By | Friday March 15, 2013 @ 9:09pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Boss alum Troy Garity has joined ABC‘s untitled John Leguizamo comedy pilot, co-created and starring Leguizamo and based on his life as a husband, father and fish out of water on New York’s Upper West Side. Garity, repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment, plays Crash, a loyal friend of John’s from the Old Neighborhood who was a talented graffiti artist and now is John’s personal assistant and lives in the basement of John’s brownstone.

Argentinian actor Ezekiel Stremiz has joined Fox comedy pilot Two Wrongs. It centers on Zach (Jake Hoffman) and Jenny (Kelli Garner), a couple whose friends and family don’t think they are right for each other. Recent Hollywood transplant Stremiz, repped by APA and DePaz Management, plays Johnny, Jenny’s unbelievably sexy ex-boyfriend. Read More »

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Luke Bracey To Star In ABC’s ‘Westside’, Mimi Kennedy Joins Fox’s ‘Two Wrongs’

By | Wednesday March 13, 2013 @ 11:03am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Luke Bracey is the latest Australian newcomer to score a major role this pilot season. In his first U.S. gig, Bracey (Home And Away), who was pursued by multiple pilots, is set for the young male lead opposite Odette Annable in ABC‘s Romeo & Juliet-esque pilot Westside (formerly Venice), about the haves and the have-nots of California’s most seductive city, Venice. It focuses on two rival families, the Nances and the Carvers, and a forbidden and dangerous romance emerging between them as the families battle for control of Venice. Bracey will play the handsome and sexy Chris Carver. Recently released from a six-year prison term for dealing marijuana, Chris hopes to move to Costa Rica and start his life over — but he finds himself quickly sucked back into the drama of the Carver family… and a romance with the daughter of his family’s chief rival, Sophie Nance (Annable). Read More »

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Kelli Garner To Star In Fox’s ‘Two Wrongs’, NBC’s Robert Padnick & Sean Hayes Pilots Also Book Leads

By | Monday February 25, 2013 @ 3:15pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Pan Am alumna Kelli Garner has landed the female lead in Two Wrongs, Fox’s comedy pilot from writer Michelle Morgan, Chernin Entertainment and 20th TV. The relationship comedy centers on Zach and Jenny (Garner), a couple whose friends and family don’t think they are right for each other.

Rules Of Engagement regular Adhir Kalyan has been cast as a lead in NBC’s untitled Robert Padnick/Greg Daniels comedy pilot, from 3 Arts and Universal TV. It is a look at the trials and tribulations of dating in your twenties and centers on bright-eyed and vulnerable Matthew being pushed by his three best friends to get back on the dating horse. Kalyan will play one of the friends, Matt’s roommate Arthur, the “ladies man” of the group who shares all of his bro tips with Matt to get him laid. Kalyan’s casting is technically in second position to Rules, which appears unlikely to continue but has not been cancelled. He joins Rules co-star Patrick Warburton who also booked a pilot. South African Kalyan, repped by Thruline, Abrams Artists and Jeff Bernstein, also starred on the CW’s Aliens In America and recurred on FX’s Nip/Tuck. Read More »

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Fox Picks Up Comedy Pilots From ‘Cougar Town’ Co-Creator Kevin Biegel & Michelle Morgan

By | Thursday January 24, 2013 @ 1:15pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Fox has greenlighted two more single-camera comedy pilots: Enlisted, from Cougar Town co-creator Kevin Biegel, and Two Wrongs, from feature writer Michelle Morgan. Both projects hail from 20th TV.

Enlisted, which originally landed at Fox with penalty, is based on Biegel’s relationship with his siblings and follows three very different brothers working together in the Army at a small base in Florida. Biegel is writing/executive producing the project, stemming from a blind script deal 20th TV had with Biegel. He will get help on the pilot from 20th TV-based Mike Royce (Men Of A Certain Age, 1600 Penn). Biegel co-created Cougar Town with Bill Lawrence. He served as a co-executive producer in the first season and executive producer in Seasons 2 and 3. He segued to a consulting role on the show after its move to TBS and Lawrence’s departure as showrunner to focus on development. Before Cougar Town, UTA-repped Biegel worked on Lawrence’s medical comedy Scrubs.

Two Wrongs, co-produced by Chernin Entertainment, is a relationship comedy about a couple whose friends and family don’t think they are right for each other. Morgan is writing the script and executive producing with Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope and Aaron Kaplan & Sean Perrone of Kaplan Perrone Entertainment. (Not to be onfused with Kapital Entertainment’s … Read More »

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