Tuesday, March 5, 2013

TV News - 'Welcome to the Family,' 'Jacked Up,' 'Hart of Dixie,' 'The List,' 'Doubt,' 'Spy,' 'Westside,' 'The Sixth Gun,' 'The Tomorrow People,' 'Reign,' 'Gothica,' 'Reckless,' 'The Ordained,' 'Oxygen,' 'Bad Management,' 'The Advocates' & 'Ironside'

        Tuesday, March 5 - Desperate Housewives alum Ricardo Chavira will star on the NBC comedy pilot Welcome to the Family opposite Mike O'Malley and Mary McCormack. He will play the divorced Latino father of the boy who got O'Malley and McCormack's daughter pregnant - an ex-convict who has turned his life around.

Ziah Colon will co-star on the CBS comedy pilot Jacked Up from Greg Malins and starring Patrick Warburton. She will play Myra, Jack's (Warburton) recently hired housekeeper. Having lived life on the road for 20 years, Jack doesn't know how to lead a normal life, so he often asks for Myra's insight and advice.

Comedian Rob Huebel (Children's Hospital) has booked a guest spot on an upcoming episode of The CW's Hart of Dixie. He will play Michael, the father of Rose's (McKaley Miller) boyfriend, Max (Nicholas Podany) who gets set up on a date with Zoe (Rachel Bilson) in an effort to get her on the right dating track.

Michael Irby (The Unit) and Mackenzie Crook (Pirates of the Caribbean) have been cast on the untitled FOX drama pilot from J.H. Wyman. Irby will play top LAPD Detective Richard Paul who blames cop John Kennex for the death of fellow officers in the tragic mission that casts a pall over the department. Crook will play Rudy Lom, the eccentric and underpaid designer of the LAPD's robotics squad.

Kacey Rohl (Hannibal) has joined the cast of the ABC drama pilot Doubt from David Shore. She will play Monica, the firm's whip-smart paralegal/investigator who often goes above and beyond the scope of her job to help them win the case.

Jessica Szohr (Gossip Girl) has landed the female lead on the FOX drama pilot The List from Paul Zbyszewski and starring Michael Peña. She will play Special Agent Natalie Voss, a fearless FBI agent who detests dealing with the Witness Security Program but is intrigued by the quirky, twitchy Soto (Peña).

Camille Guaty will co-star on the ABC comedy pilot Spy starring Rob Corddry. She will play Caitlin, who is taking the CIA entrance exam along with Tim (Corddry).

Elizabeth Pena has joined the cast of the untitled ABC comedy pilot co-created and starring John Leguizamo. She will play Olga, John's (Leguizamo) mother.

TV vet Beau Bridges has been cast on the untitled CBS comedy pilot from Greg Garcia and starring Will Arnett and Margo Martindale. He will play Tom, Carol's (Martindale) husband and Jack (Arnett) and Debbie's (Mary Elizabeth Ellis) father who moves in with his daughter after suffering marital problems with Carol.

Dean Winters (30 Rock, Law & Order: SVU) has landed a role on the ABC drama pilot Westside (formerly known as Venice). He will play Robbie Carver, the brother-in-law to Lisa Carver (Jennifer Beals), who is a local legend and runs the Carver family surf shop in Venice. He also carries the family vendetta and wages a one-man war against Gordy Nance's (Bruce Greenwood) empire.

Pedro Pascal, James LeGros and Chin Han have been cast on the NBC drama pilot The Sixth Gun from Ryan Condal. Pascal will play Special Agent Ortega, the younger of the two Pinkerton detectives who follows Mercer's (Aldis Hodge) lead. LeGros will play Bill John O'Henry, a gunslinger who is a fervently loyal companion and sidekick to Drake Sinclair. Han will play Chow, a brilliant Machiavellian schemer.

Aaron Yoo (21) has landed a role on The CW drama pilot The Tomorrow People from Phil Klemmer. He will play Russell, the resident badboy of the Tomorrow People who is a lightning bolt of energy and fun.

Caitlin Stasey is joined the cast of The CW drama pilot Reign. She will play Kenna, a lady-in-waiting who is a vibrant and sexy daughter of an Earl and a free spirit looking for love.

Fringe alum Seth Gabel will co-star on the ABC drama pilot Gothica. He will play Roderick Usher, the district attorney and heir to the once-powerful Usher family who is carrying secrets.

Georgina Haig (Fringe) and Kim Wayans (In Living Color) have been added to the CBS drama pilot Reckless from Dana Stevens. Haig will play Lee Anne, a police officer in the Charleston Police Department. Wayans will play Vi, Jamie's paralegal.

Sam Neill (Alcatraz) and Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage) have been cast on the CBS drama pilot The Ordained from Lisa Takeuchi Cullen. Neill will play Michael Thomas Riley, Tom's (Charlie Cox) father and the governor of New York. Chriqui will play Sam, Tom's next door neighbor.

90210 star Matt Lanter will play the male lead on The CW drama pilot Oxygen from Meredith Averill and starring Aimee Teegarden. He will play Roman, an alien boy - one of nine of his kind - integrated into a suburban high school.

Greta Lee has joined the cast of the ABC comedy pilot Bad Management written by and starring Sharon Horgan. She will play Mel, a new hire who is a protege of Tobias Jr.'s (David Spade) and a very ambitious Business Management student.

Southland star Ben McKenzie has been cast as the male lead in the CBS drama pilot The Advocates from Bruno Hello. He will play Henry Bird, an ex-con who teams up with lawyer Shannon Carter as "victim's advocates" to fight for justice and the underdogs. McKenzie's casting on the potential series is in second position to TNT's Southland. Additionally, Brit Morgan (True Blood) will co-star on the pilot  will play Rose, Henry's sister - a tattooed and pierced supermarket cashier.

Neal Bledsoe has booked a role on the NBC drama pilot Ironside from Mike Caleo and starring Blair Underwood. He will play Teddy, a wealthy and highly educated man who became a cop following a family tragedy.

Teen actors Eli Baker and Ava Deluca-Verley will appear on the untitled NBC comedy pilot from DJ Nash and starring Parker Posey and J.K. Simmons. Baker will play Henry, a son who idolizes his blind father (Simmons) and is bemused by his mother's (Posey) newfound adolescence. Deluca-Verley will play Henry's sister.