Friday, March 8, 2013

TV News - 'I Am Victor,' 'Second Sight,' 'Betrayal,' 'Reckless,' 'Hell on Wheels,' 'Killer Women,' 'Hatfields & McCoys,' 'Ground Floor,' 'The Hundred,' 'Delirium,' 'Wild Blue,' 'The Americans,' 'Pulling' & 'Undateable'

        Friday, March 8 - Oz star Terry Kinney has been cast on the NBC drama pilot I Am Victor from Mark Goffman and starring John Stamos. He will play Olaf, the Norwegian-born founder and head of Victor's (Stamos) law firm who is also Victor's father-in-law.

Jill Scott (The No. I Ladies' Detective Agency) is set to co-star on the CBS drama pilot Second Sight from Michael and Gerald Cuesta and starring Jason Lee. She will play Dr. Callier, the eye specialist who tends to Tanner's (Lee) ocular disease.

Stuart Townsend (XII: The Series) will play the male lead on the ABC drama pilot Betrayal opposite Hannah Ware and James Cromwell. The project centers on Sara (Ware), a beautiful but unhappily married female photographer who begins a torrid affair with Jack (Townsend), a charming, quick-witted lawyer for a powerful family, which raised him when his parents died in an accident. When he turns out to be defending a murder suspect who is being prosecuted by her husband (Chris Johnson), a the relationship and the case begin a spiraling series of betrayals with cataclysmic results for everyone involved. Further complicating things is the fact that Jack is married to his boss's daughter (Wendy Moniz).

Kasha Kropinski has been promoted from recurring guest star to series regular on the upcoming third season of AMC's Hell on Wheels. She plays Ruth, the courageous religious leader of Hell on Wheels.

ABC's drama pilot Killer Women will host a Battlestar Galactica reunion as Michael Trucco has just joined the cast of the Tricia Helfer-starrer. He will play Billy, Molly's (Helfer) older brother who is married to her BFF Nessa (Marta Milans). Additionally, Alex Fernandez has joined the cast as Molly's co-worker Luis.

Bess Armstrong has joined the cast of the ABC drama pilot Reckless starring Patrick Fugit and Eloise Mumford. She will play Sarah's (Mumford) mother.

Southland star Shawn Hatosy has been cast on the CBS drama pilot Reckless from Dana Stevens. He will play Trey, a bad-boy police detective. His casting on the potential series is in second position to TNT's Southland.

James Remar (Dexter) has landed a role on the NBC drama pilot Hatfields & McCoys from John Glenn. He will play the powerful and very wealthy Joe Hatfield, the estrange husband to Mary Hatfield (Rebecca De Mornay).

Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect) and Briga Heelan (Cougar Town) have been cast on the TBS comedy pilot Ground Floor from Bill Lawrence and Greg Malins. Astin will play Brody Moyer, the charming manager who's a master-of-the-universe in training who works for a top company who begins falling for building supervisor, Jennifer (Heelan). Jennifer is sweet, confident and intelligent, even though she never went to college. After a fling with Brody, she sees what a genuinely nice guy he is and makes it her mission to teach him how to loosen up and enjoy life.

Grey's Anatomy alum Isaiah Washington has joined the cast of The CW drama pilot The Hundred starring Eliza Taylor and Henry Ian Cusick. He will play Chancellor Jaha, the leader of the remaining human race now living in the orbiting space station.

Michael Michele (ER) has booked a role on the FOX drama pilot Delirium from Karyn Usher and starring Emma Roberts. She will play Senator Elyse Hargrove, an ambitious widow with three children and Presidential aspirations who has a growing opposition to the political insurrection.

Mykelti Williamson (Justified) has landed a role on the FOX drama pilot Wild Blue from Taylor Elmore. He will play Master Chief Donald Bowman, the senior enlisted man on the ship and the direct liaison between the officers and the enlisted.

Susan Misner - who has appeared in episodes of Person of Interest, The Following, The Good Wife and Nashville in this season alone - has been promoted to series regular for season two of the FX period drama The Americans. Misner has been recurring on the series' first season as Stan Beeman's (Noah Emmerich) obedient wife, Sandra.

Whitney star Chris D'Elia is set to star in the NBC comedy pilot Undateable from Bill Lawrence. He will play Danny, who is at once confident, attractive and impervious to outside opinions. In the pilot, he decides to transform his "undateable" roommate, Justin (Brent Morin), and Justin's group of equally undateable friends. His casting on the potential series is in second position to NBC's Whitney.

After being cast in February, Mandy Moore has decided to exit the ABC comedy pilot Pulling from Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky. She was to play the man-hungry Louise, one of the comedy's three leading women in their 30s living their lives the way they want, even if society tells them they should have it all figured out by now. Moore has the first actor cast on the series and as more roles found their portrayers Moore's character changed in a direction that wasn't right for Moore.