Saturday, March 9, 2013

TV News - 'Greg Garcia Comedy,' 'Gang Related,' 'Pulling,' 'Keep Calm and Karey On,' 'Bad Management' & 'Mixology'

        Saturday, March 9 - Michael Rapaport (My Name is Earl, The Mob Doctor) is the final series regular cast on the untitled CBS comedy pilot from Greg Garcia and starring Will Arnett, Margo Martindale and Beau Bridges. He will play Adam, Jack's (Arnett) brother-in-law.

Shanten VanSanten (One Tree Hill) has joined the cast of the FOX drama pilot Gang Related from Chris Morgan and starring Ramon Rodriguez. She will play a doctor who treats Ryan (Rodriguez) for his bullet wound injuries and the daughter of the gang task force's captain.

Saturday Night Live alum Jenny Slate has been cast on the ABC comedy pilot Pulling from Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky. She will play Karen, who may be a prim and proper professional during working hours, but once she's off the clock, look out.

Steve Talley (Pretty Little Liars) has landed a role on the ABC comedy pilot Keep Calm and Karey On from Andrea Abbate. He will play Jeff, Karey's (Kelly Preston) younger brother. Part leech, part con-man, he has no job and now lives with Karey and sleeps on her sofa.

EJ Bonilla will co-star on the ABC comedy pilot Bad Management co-created by and starring Sharon Horgan. He will play Ramon, a vain guy working at the store who had implants on his butt cheeks.

Mercedes Masohn has decided to exit the ABC comedy pilot Mixology from feature scribes Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. Masohn was to play Maya on the single camera project and was one of the first actors cast on the pilot. As eight other actors boarded the series, Lucas and Moore tweaked some elements include changes to the Maya character. As the role went in a different direction, it became apparent that Masohn wasn't right for the role. The role will be recast shortly and Masohn is already fielding interest from other pilots this development season.