Monday, November 11, 2013

TV News - Another 'Arrested Development' Vet Joins 'Community'; Abby Elliott & Dan Fogler Join TBS Pilot; Plus 6 More Updates!

Additional Updates for:
NBC's Community; The CW's Beauty and the Beast; ABC's Killer Women; and TV Land's Hot in Cleveland.

Pilot Castings:
TBS' Living the Dream.

NBC's Community has booked another Arrested Development alum to appear on its fifth episode. After landing a cameo appearance by series creator Mitch Hurwitz last week, the comedy has now signed star David Cross for an upcoming episode. He will play the sour estranged son of Professor Hickey (Jonathan Banks) who joins the study group for "the second most important game of Dungeons & Dragons ever."

Elisabeth Rohm (The Client List, Law & Order) has landed a recurring role on The CW's Beauty and the Beast. She will play Dana Maron, an FBI agent dedicated to cleaning up the FBI by spearheading a series of investigations into what appears to be a string of undercover operations. She believes Cat (Kristin Kreuk) has a special connection to the cases and recruits her to the task force.

Wes Studi (Kings, Hell on Wheels) will guest star on ABC's upcoming drama series Killer Women. He will play White Deer, a Native American medicine man who is very comfortable in the modern world. He helps Texas Ranger Molly Parker (Tricia Helfer) on a case but also provides some uncanny insights into her personal life.

Abby Elliott (Saturday Night Live) and Dan Fogler (Hannibal) have landed co-starring roles on the TBS comedy pilot Living the Dream from Josh Heald and Conan O'Brien. Elliott will play Annie, who recently went from working in graphic design to being a "greeter" at Wal-Mart. Fogler will play Russ, a childlike night janitor at the brewery who was laid off when it closed and now cleans out people's garages.

Singer Chris Issak has booked a guest starring role on TV Land's Hot in Cleveland. He will play Chase Jackson, a famous musician who meets Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) after she uses an illness to try to get tickets to his sold-out concert.

Projects Announced in Active Development:
  • Cinemax (1) -- Outcast (script), a possession drama from The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman.
  • HBO (1) -- Mr. Director (script), a Curb Your Enthusiasm comedy about Black Hollywood.
  • FOX (1) -- Everest (script), a 10-part miniseries actively setting up a writers' room.