Monday, March 4, 2013

TV News - 'SVU,' 'Gang Related,' 'Reign,' 'Hatfields & McCoys,' 'Revolution,' 'Army Wives,' 'Halt & Catch Fire,' 'The Selection,' 'Do It Yourself,' 'The Mindy Project,' 'Reckless,' 'Mixology,' 'I Am Victor,' 'Assistance,' 'Betrayal,' 'Influence,' 'Friends with Better Lives,' 'About a Boy,' 'Gothica,' 'Middle Age Rage,' 'Second Sight,' 'Company Town,' 'The Returned,' 'Donor Party' & 'Believe'

        Monday, March 4 - Shameless star Ethan Cutkosky has landed a plum role on an upcoming episode of NBC's Law & Order: SVU. He will play Henry Mesner, a troubled boy who has become increasingly antisocial and more violent despite a normal and supportive upbringing and various prescriptions. Former series regular B.D. Wong will return for the episode as well.

Hip hop producer and actor Rza will co-star on the FOX drama pilot Gang Related from Chris Morgan and starring Ramon Rodriguez. He will play Cassius, Ryan's (Rodriguez) partner and best friend on the Gang Task Force who is from the tough streets of Oakland.

Six Feet Under alum Lili Taylor is set as the female lead on the untitled FOX drama pilot from J.H. Wyman. She will play Maldonado, an ambitious and determined police captain who is willing to make sacrifices for the greater good.

Annie Ilonzeh (Charlie's Angels, Switched at Birth) has been cast on the NBC drama pilot Hatfields & McCoys from John Glenn. She will play Shannon Hatfield, the adopted daughter of Mary Hatfield (Rebecca De Mornay). Shannon is the love of Patrick McCoy's (Jesse Lee Soffer) life but there's just one problem - she's a Hatfield. She is willing to quit her law firm job and leave her adopted family behind to run off with Patrick and get married. However, when Gable McCoy is murdered and Shannon's brother, Randall (Nick Westrate) becomes a suspect, he may need a good defense attorney.

Gloria Reuben, Enrico Colantoni and Marsha Mason have been tapped for leading roles on TNT's untitled bounty hunter drama pilot from Scott Prendergast and Amy Berg and starring Geena Davis. Reuben will play Assistant D.A. Kate Mickelson, a tenacious attorney with an honest and blunt relationship with Mack (Davis). Colantoni will play Wendell Hicks, Mack's former accountant hired to run the financial desk at the bail bonds office. Mason will play Mack's strong and independent mother Lloyd.

Ramon Fernandez (Sons of Anarchy) has booked a potentially recurring role on NBC's Revolution. He will play Captain Franklin, a trusted soldier in Monroe's (David Lyons) inner circle.

Kaley Ronayne will recur on the upcoming seventh season of Lifetime's Army Wives. She will play the 20-year-old go-getter daughter of Colonel Kat Young (Brooke Shields).

Scoot McNairy (Bones, Argo) has been tapped for a co-starring role on the AMC drama pilot Halt & Catch Fire from Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers. He will play Gordon Clarke, an engineer at Cardiff Giant who puts his brilliance on the shelf after his own bold business endeavor fails, leaving him frustrated, insecure and unfulfilled.

Lucien Laviscount (Skins) has landed one of the male leads on The CW drama pilot The Selection. He will play Aspen Leger, a handsome/brave young man from the servant class who is having a secret, illegal relationship with America (Yael Grobglas).

Megan Follows (Anne of Green Gables, World Without End) has joined the cast of The CW drama pilot Reign. She will play Queen Catherine, the Queen Consort of France who is willing to do anything to maintain her own standing and power at Court, as well as that of her children. Additionally, newcomer Jenessa Grant will play a best friend/lady-in-waiting to Mary Queen of Scots (Adelaide Kane).

Chuck vet Ryan McPartlin has been tapped for a main role on the TBS comedy pilot Do It Yourself from Walt Becker and Rob Long. He will play Tyler, an enthusiastic employee of the paint department, where he gives several demonstrations a week. Tyler considers himself an actor and an artist and really throws himself into his "shows."

Lenora Crichlow (Being Human, Sugar Rush) has joined the cast of ABC's untitled comedy pilot from Mark and Robb Cullen starring James Caan and Maggie Lawson. She will play Gigi Fernandez-Lovette, a fashionably fabulous beauty who befriends Terry (Lawson).

Chloe Sevigny (American Horror Story: Asylum) will appear in at least three episodes of FOX's The Mindy Project. She will play Christina, Danny's (Chris Messina) ex-wife and a well-traveled war photographer who's been with some intimidating men in exotic locales, a fact which makes Danny insecure. She's looking forward to a romantic dinner with Danny and is disappointed when something suddenly comes up. Her first episode will air in early April.

Lost alum Naveen Andrews has been cast on the ABC drama pilot Reckless from Chris Black. He will play Brit Roland Shaw, a former SAS and renegade who will do whatever it takes, for a price, to rescue Sarah (Eloise Mumford).

Alexis Carra (Grey's Anatomy) has booked a role on the ABC comedy pilot Mixology from Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. She will play Jessica, the sexy, single mother of two who says she wants drinks, sex and an easy cab ride home, but is ultimately a warm, maternal, loving woman looking for a guy to make time for her.

Megan Dodds has landed the female lead on the NBC drama pilot I Am Victor from Mark Goffman starring John Stamos. She will play Helen, Victor's (Stamos) wife who's an accomplished businesswoman and a caring, family-oriented mother of two.

Vinette Robinson (Sherlock) has joined the cast of the NBC comedy pilot Assistance from Leslye Headland and starring Krysten Ritter. She will play Jenny, a British beauty with a head for numbers who is a threat to Nora (Ritter) and Seth (Zach Cregger).

James Cromwell (American Horror Story: Asylum) and Chris Johnson (The Vampire Diaries) will co-star on the ABC drama pilot Betrayal from David Zabel and starring Hannah Ware. Cromwell will play Terence Karsten, the head of a powerful Chicago family. Johnson will play Drew, Sara's (Ware) husband.

Megalyn Echikunwoke (House of Lies, Made in Jersey) and Cedric Sanders have been cast on the ABC drama pilot Influence from Kyle Killen and starring Steve Zahn. Echikunwoke will play Megan, an actress who uses her beauty and acting skills to help the team turn their scientific schemes into real world results. Sanders will play Latrell, a serious, talented young man from a tough neighborhood tapped by Ross who saw a raw and untapped talent for business in him.

Rick Donald has been added to the cast of the CBS comedy pilot Friends with Better Lives starring James Van Der Beek and Brooklyn Decker. He will play Lowell, who is spiritual and spends a lot of time barefoot.

1600 Penn Benjamin Stockham has found a starring role on the NBC comedy pilot About a Boy from Jason Katims and starring David Walton and Minnie Driver. He will play Marcus, the young boy who moves in next door to man-child Will (Walton) with his crazy single mother, Fiona (Driver). His casting on the potential series is in second position to 1600 Penn.

Emma Booth has been cast on the ABC drama pilot Gothica starring Janet Montgomery. She will play Madeline Usher, the wife to Victor Frankenstein (Tom Ellis).

Wyatt Oleff has joined the cast of the ABC comedy pilot Middle Age Rage as the 11-year-old son of Carol (Annie Mumolo), a middle-aged wife and mother.

Madison Moellers has landed a role on the CBS drama pilot Second Sight as the young daughter of lead detective Tanner (Jason Lee).

Graham Hamilton has nabbed a leading role on The CW drama pilot Company Town from Sera Gamble. He will play Mark, a well-bred and charming lieutenant in the Navy who has a dark side.

Samaire Armstrong (The Mentalist) and Sam Hazeldine (The Raven) have been cast on the ABC drama pilot The Returned from Aaron Zelman. Armstrong will play Elaine, an attractive and snarky woman with a controlling personality who loses her composure when her father seems to have come back from the dead. Hazeldine will play Abel, a mysterious man coming back from the past.

NBC has pushed the production on the single camera comedy Donor Party from writer Alex Schemmer to the summer off-cycle due to difficulties casting the lead role.

Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks, Desperate Housewives) has landed a role on the NBC drama pilot Believe from Alfonso Cuarón. He will play Skouras, a mysterious billionaire with an even more hidden and dangerous agenda.