Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Development News - Michael Landes to Replace Tim DeKay on 'Linda From HR'; Jay R. Ferguson to Star in 'Living Biblically'

Development News - March 29, 2017

CBS' Living Biblically and FOX's Linda From HR.

  • Michael Landes (Save Me) has been tapped to replace Tim DeKay on the comedy pilot starring Lauren Graham. Kylie Rogers has also been cast today. Landes will play Dan, Linda's (Graham) husband, an average guy who can't help but win people over. The recast happened following the table read and tweaks being made to the character. Rogers will play Alex, Linda and Dan's daughter.
  • The Real O'Neals star Jay R. Ferguson will play the lead role on the comedy pilot written by Patrick Walsh. Lindsey Kraft (Getting On) has also been cast today as the female lead. Ferguson will play Chip, a lapsed Catholic who recently lost his best friend and is about to become a father. He puts his amiable yet obsessive temperament to use when he starts living his life 100% by the Bible to find direction. His casting is in second position to the ABC comedy, which seems unlikely to be renewed for a third season. Kraft will play Leslie, Chip's wife who is sarcastic, smart, cool and pregnant. She wants Chip to be better but is wary as his obsessions can get the best of him. She is both skeptical of and entertained by his passion to live by the Bible, but ultimately supports the experiment.