Friday, March 21, 2014

Development News - Fallen 'Scandal' Co-Star Joins 'Marry Me'; Mena Suvari to Topline 'Hysteria'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Development News - March 21, 2014

ABC's Cristela; Amazon's Hysteria; and NBC's Marry Me & Mission Control.

  • Scandal vet Dan Bucatinsky has booked a role on the comedy pilot starring Casey Wilson and Ken Marino. He will play Kevin 2, father to Annie (Wilson) and the husband of Kevin 1 (Tim Meadows). He will guest star in the pilot and, should it be picked up to series, likely recur.
  • Leah Renee (The Playboy Club) has been cast on the comedy pilot starring Krysten Ritter and Tommy Dewey. She will play Jessica, Mary's (Ritter) secretary, a bombshell who tries to get her boss to learn flirting to advance her career.
  • Terri Hoyos, Roxana Ortega, Carlos Ponce, Andrew Leeds and Sarah Halford have joined the comedy pilot presentation starring comedian Cristela Alonzo. Hoyos will play Natalia, Cristela's (Alonzo) old world, outspoken, good-hearted mother who wants her to get a real job. Ortega will play Daniela, Cristela's older, thinner, prettier, more traditional sister. Ponce will play Felix, Daniela's husband who encourages Cristela to move out. Leeds will play Josh, Cristela's whip-smart fellow intern and confidant at the law firm who has been coddled by his parents his whole life and can't help but admire Cristela's outlook and resilience. Halford will play Maddie, a 20-something blonde who's a bit naive, spoiled but sweet and not the smartest applicant for the internship - but got the gig because she's the boss' daughter.
  • Mena Suvari (American Pie, Chicago Fire) has landed the lead role on the drama pilot from writer Shaun Cassidy. She will play Dr. Logan Harlow, an exceptionally bright, driven, complicated, charming but socially awkward neurologist/psychiatrist at the University of Texas Medical School who travels to her hometown of Austin to investigate a mysterious epidemic among high school girls that may be spreading through technology.