Wednesday, February 6, 2013

TV NEWS - 'NCIS: LA,' 'Beverly Hills Cop,' 'Supernatural,' 'Joe, Joe & Jane,' 'Mixology,' 'Untitled Sean Hayes Pilot.' 'New Girl,' 'Enlisted' & 'The McCarthys'

        Wednesday, February 6 - Miguel Ferrer is being promoted to series regular on CBS' NCIS: LA effective next fall. He plays NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger on the drama. He will also be co-starring on the proposed NCIS: LA spinoff - now titled NCIS: Red - which will air as a backdoor pilot later this spring.

David Denman (The Office) is set to co-star on CBS' Beverly Hills Cop drama pilot from Shawn Ryan and Eddie Murphy. In the potential follow-up series to the movie franchise, Denman will play Brad, a stand-up, extremely likable and socially awkward Beverly Hills detective and formerly a baseball player and a musician.

John Corbett (Northern Exposure, Parenthood) has landed the male lead on the CBS backdoor drama pilot NCIS: Red. He will play analyst Roy Quaid, a former NCIS Special Agent forced to retire from active service who now works as an Analyst. While no longer an active agent, Roy is the most experienced investigator working for the Red Team, a fact that's not lost on any of the other agents.

Brooke Langton (Melrose Place) and John Reardon (Continuum) have booked guest spots on the February 27 episode of The CW's Supernatural. Langton will play Hayley, a single mom desperate to find a cure for her son's strange affliction. Reardon will play Shane, a bearded drifter full of courage and integrity whose true identity is unknown, even to himself.

Blake Lee (Parks and Recreation), Mercedes Masohn (666 Park Avenue) and Andrew Santino have been cast on the ABC comedy pilot Mixology. Lee will play Tom, a nice-guy, clean cut accountant recently dumped by his long-time girlfriend. Santino plays Bruce, Tom's brutally honest best friend from college. Masohn plays Maya, a gorgeous ballbuster, formerly a jock and currently a sports attorney.

Brothers & Sisters and 666 Park Avenue star Dave Annable is making a major transition into comedy with a starring role in the NBC comedy pilot Joe, Joe and Jane. The project focuses on Joe, an author caught in an ongoing war between two needy, flawed people - his wife, Jane (Army Wives' Sally Pressman) and his ladies man co-author/BFF, Joe (Annable).

Echo Kellum (Ben and Kate) has landed a co-starring role on NBC's untitled Sean Hayes multi-cam comedy pilot. He will play Hunter, Sean's (Hayes) passionate coworker at an online retail company who in his spare time is a musician, artist, photographer and poet. As was previously reported, Kellum will also guest star on the pilot for fellow NBC pilot The Gates.

Emmy winner Margo Martindale (Justified) will appear in a March episode of FOX's New Girl as Nick's (Jake Johnson) mother. In the episode, the gang travels to Nick's hometown of Chicago and they discover that Nick is actually the most responsible and mature member of his family. His hard-nosed and emotional mother proves to be rather skeptical of Jess and, in turn, her relationship with Nick.

Keith David (The Cape) has joined the FOX comedy pilot Enlisted from Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce. He will play Command Sargent Major Cody Wallace, an intimidating, firm but fair 30-year army veteran who puts the oldest brother in charge of a unit of slackers.

Jack McGee (Rescue Me) has been cast on the CBS family comedy pilot The McCarthys. He will play the family patriarch, who is a not always politically correct high school basketball coach.