Friday, February 22, 2013

TV News - 'Greg Garcia Comedy,' 'Dads,' 'Blink,' 'Covert Affairs,' 'Murder in Manhattan,' 'Enlisted,' 'Friends with Better Lives,' 'Togetherness,' 'The Hundred,' 'Hostages,' 'Happy Endings,' 'The Tomorrow People,' 'Dallas,' 'Venice,' 'The Selection,' 'I Am Victor,' 'Divorce,' 'Friends & Family,' 'Intelligence,' 'I Suck at Girls,' 'Gang Related,' 'The Advocates,' 'Super Clyde' & 'Spy'

        Friday, February 22 - Emmy winner Margo Martindale (Justified) will co-star opposite Will Arnett on CBS' untitled Greg Garcia comedy pilot. She will play Carol, Jack's (Arnett) mother who is a vibrant but meddlesome and slightly controlling character who has to have her finger in every pie.

Christian Barillas has joined the cast of CBS' untitled Jim Gaffigan comedy pilot. He will play Arien, the neighborhood's drag queen who is one of Jim's (Gaffigan) closest friends and a friend to his entire family as well.

Peter Riegert (The Good Wife) has landed a leading role on the FOX comedy series Dads from Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild and Seth MacFarlane. He will play David, Eli's Jewish father who is a quiet monster of negativity and he is very impossible to please.

Michael Weston (House) is set to appear on The CW drama pilot Blink from Vera Herbert and David Marshall Grant. He will play comatose Greg's slightly disheveled younger brother who moves in with his brother's family after the accident.

CSI: NY star Hill Harper is leaving the long-running procedural to join the cast of USA's Covert Affairs as a series regular for its upcoming fourth season. He will play an intelligent, charismatic and slightly cocky CIA station chief based in Latin America who plots his way into a bigger position in D.C.

Bridget Regan (Legend of the Seeker) has been tapped for the lead role on the ABC drama pilot Murder in Manhattan from Maria Maggenti. The project centers on mother Blythe and daughter Lex (Regan) who team up as amateur sleuths. The sassy Lex works in the Mayor's office by day and works as sleuth with Blythe by night.

Angelique Cabral has landed the female lead role on the FOX comedy pilot Enlisted from Kevin Biegel and starring Geoff Stults. She will play Jill Perez, a ballsy sergeant at the army base who is beloved by her soldiers and heads up a unit in the Rear Detachment.

Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 co-star James Van Der Beek has joined the ensemble cast of the CBS comedy pilot Friends with Better Lives from Dana Klein. He will play Will, a sarcastic gynecologist who expects the absolute worst from everyone after his (soon-to-be) ex-wife's infidelity.

Melanie Lynskey (Two and a Half Men) is the first person cast on the HBO comedy pilot Togetherness from Mark and Jay Duplass. She will play Michelle Pierson, a sweet-natured, hard-working full-time mother of two whose marriage is dying on its feet as she yearns for a more fulfilling life.

Lost and Scandal alum Henry Ian Cusick has joined the cast of The CW drama pilot The Hundred. He will play Kane, an ambitious officer aboard the Ark who has his sights set on the Chancellor's job.

Rhys Coiro (Entourage) has been cast on the CBS drama pilot Hostages from Jeffrey Nachmanoff. He will play Kramer, the brother-in-law of Duncan (Dylan McDermott), the righteous FBI agent at the center of the political conspiracy. Kramer's involvement in the conspiracy will test his loyalties and add another layer of complication and drama for Duncan.

Law & Order: SVU vet Stephanie March will appear in a late April/early May episode of ABC's Happy Endings. She will play Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) and Jane's (Eliza Coupe) never-before seen older sister, Brooke.

Mark Pellegrino (Lost, Supernatural, Being Human, Revolution) will co-star on The CW drama pilot The Tomorrow People from Phil Klemmer, Julie Plec and Greg Berlanti. He will play Dr. Jedikiah Price, an evolutionary biologist committed to containing the threat posed by the Tomorrow People whom he believes to be a grace danger to the human race.

Steven Weber (Studio 60, Brothers & Sisters) will recur on the second season of TNT's Dallas starting with the twelfth episode. He will play Governor McConaughey, an ambitious politician who conspires with Cliff Barnes (Ken Kercheval) and Harris Ryland (Mitch Pileggi) to take down the Ewing family.

Odette Annable (House, Breaking In) and Bruce Greenwood (The River) have been cast on the ABC drama pilot Venice from Byron Balasco. Annable will play Sophie Nance, the owner of the hippest boutique in Venice, who falls in love with the offspring of her family's archenemies, Chris Carver. Greenwood will play Gordy Nance, Sophie's father and the most powerful man in Venice and head of the Nance family.

Yael Grobglas (Tanuhi (Give It a Rest)) has landed the lead role on The CW drama pilot The Selection from Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain. She will play America Singer, a working class young woman chosen by lottery to participate in a competition with 25 other women for the Royal Prince's hand to become the nation's next queen.

Full House and ER alum John Stamos is set as the lead for the NBC drama pilot I Am Victor from Katie Jacobs and Mark Goffman. He will play Victor Port, a high powered divorce attorney with a unique view of relationships. Quick, charming, disarming, brazen and direst, he unapologetically says what most people thank, but dare not say, and the methods he uses on behalf of his clients are anything from jurisprudence and artful negotiation to manipulation and pure extortion.

Andrea Anders (Better Off Ted, Mr. Sunshine) will play the female lead on the ABC comedy pilot Divorce: A Love Story from Mike Sikowitz and Daniel Lappin. The project centers on Kenny and Robin (Anders), a recently divorced couple who were bad together but are even worse apart.

Comedian Dustin Ybarra will co-star on the FOX comedy pilot Friends & Family from David Rosen and starring Jason Ritter. He will play Smithy, Gavin's (Ritter) friend who lives with him in their New York City apartment.

James Martinez (Breaking Bad) has joined the cast of the CBS drama pilot Intelligence from Michael Seitzman and starring Josh Holloway. He will play Gonzo Sanchez, a muscular Federal Investigator assigned to the U.S. Cyber Command.

Connor Buckley (Deception) has landed the young lead role on the FOX comedy pilot I Suck at Girls from Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumaker. He will play Jack's teen son Frankie who is slowly figuring out how to change from a boy to a man. Additionally Claudia Lee joins the series as the teen daughter, Rachel.

Inbar Lavi (Underemployed) has been cast on the FOX drama pilot Gang Related from Chris Morgan and starring Ramon Rodriguez. She will play Detective Hicks, the youngest and wildest member of the main Gang Task Force.

Magic City recurring player Esai Morales has joined the cast of the CBS drama pilot The Advocates from Bruno Heller. He will play Rafael "Raffa" Cortez, an ambitious and somewhat Machiavellian district attorney.

Tyler Labine (Animal Practice, Mad Love) will co-star opposite Rupert Grint on the CBS comedy pilot Super Clyde from Greg Garcia. He will play Duke, Clyde's (Grint) older brother.

Community co-star Ken Jeong has booked a role on the ABC comedy pilot Spy opposite Rob Corddry. He will play the lithe and mischievous The Examiner aka Tim's (Corddry) boss at the Secret Service. His casting is in second position to the struggling NBC cult comedy.