Wednesday, November 6, 2013

TV News - Hope Davis & Justin Kirk to Recur on 'Wayward Pines'; FOX Orders Comedy Pilot from Nahnatchka Khan, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash; Plus 13 More Updates!

Additional Updates for:
WGN America's Salem; MTV's Awkward; Netflix's Lilyhammer; and ABC Family's Melissa & Joey & Baby Daddy.

Pilot Castings:
Lifetime's Deliverance Creek; and MTV's Eye Candy.

Elise Eberle (Tiger Eyes) has joined the cast of WGN America's Salem as a series regular. She will play Mercy Lewis, Reverend Lewis' powerful and vulnerable daughter who is believed to be possessed.

After recurring on the MTV comedy for its first three seasons, Greer Grammer has been promoted to series regular for the fourth season of Awkward. She plays Lissa, the naive but sweet member of Sadie's (Molly Tarlov) posse.

Netflix will debut the 8-episode second season of its acquired Norwegian drama Lilyhammer on Friday, December 13.

Joel Johnstone (The Newsroom) has been cast on the Lifetime drama pilot Deliverance Creek starring Lauren Ambrose. He will play Ben Crawford, the nephew of the local bank owner who is a bank official in love with Belle's (Ambrose) sister Hattie and has been helping her smuggle runaway slaves out of the area - an avocation that could have deadly consequences for both of them.

666 Park Avenue alum Samantha Logan and Restaurant: Impossible host Robert Irvine will appear on ABC Family's Melissa & Joey. Logan will play Stella, Ryder's (Nick Robinson) chemistry partner who is reluctant to go on a date with him because she's also a teen mom. Irvince will appear as Chef Le Pins, an imposing chef at a renowned restaurant known for describing his meals in a breathy, seductive voice.

Oleysa Rulin, Justin Martin, Harvey Guillen and Lilan Bowden have joined the cast of the MTV drama pilot Eye Candy starring Victoria Justice. Rulin will play Ann-Marie Halliday, Lindy's (Justice) roommate and loyal best friend. Martin will play Tyrone, an ex-juvenile delinquent turned techie who works with an underground cyber crime unit that's helping track down Lindy's cyber stalker. Guillen will play Juan, a brilliant hacker with the unit. Bowden will play Page, a young hacker of the unit.

ABC Family's Baby Daddy has cast Amanda Detmer (Necessary Roughness) and Kim Coles (The Soul Man) for upcoming appearances. Detmer will recur as Margot, Riley's (Chelsea Kane) fun and free-spirited aunt. Coles will play Vice Principal Peters, who worked at Riley and Danny's (Derek Theler) old high school and is still there when they return to chaperone a dance.

Hope Davis (In Treatment) and Justin Kirk (Weeds) have joined FOX's upcoming event series Wayward Pines as recurring guest stars. Davis will play Megan Fisher, a teacher at Wayward Pines Academy. Kirk will play Peter McCall, an unassuming realtor in Wayward Pines.

Projects Announced in Active Development:
  • CBS (1) -- The Advocate (script), a medical drama from crisis management consultant Judy Smith.
  • ABC (2) -- Untitled Thompson Evans Project (script), based on the Spanish series Frágiles; Poor Pam (script), a comedy from Andrew Leeds & David Lampson
  • TBS (1) -- Tribeca (pilot ordered), a police comedy to be written & directed by Steve Carrell.
  • FOX (3) -- Fatrick (pilot ordered), official production green-lit for comedy written by Nahnatchka Khan and to be directed by Nat Faxon & Jim Rash; Ball & Chain, a romantic spy drama; & Untitled Andrew Gurland & Justin Hurwitz Project, a brother-sister comedy.