Friday, May 31, 2013

TV News - 'Untitled Andrew Gurland Pilot,' 'Suburgatory' & 'Occult'

        Friday, May 31 - Judy Greer (Arrested Development, Archer) will play the female lead on the untitled FX comedy pilot from Andrew Gurland and starring Nat Faxon. She will play Lina Bowman, who would rather curl up with vampire fan fiction than her always-horny husband. In order to save their otherwise great marriage and family, she gives her husband permission to take care of his needs elsewhere.

Alan Tudyk and Rex Lee will not be returning to ABC's Suburgatory for its upcoming third season as a midseason replacement next season. The renewal for the bubble comedy was only for 13 more episodes and came with a reduction in the licensing fee which inevitably would lead to budget cuts. Those cuts are the biggest likely reason for the two actors' options not to be picked up for next season.

Agnes Bruckner (The Anna Nicole Story) has joined the cast of the A&E drama pilot Occult starring Josh Lucas and Lynn Collins. She will play Lucy, an attractive, edgy young soul caught up in the occult. Presumed dead after being shot in the heart, she rises from the autopsy table, possessed and hell-bent on joining her fellow cultists.