Monday, March 4, 2019

Development News - Owain Yeoman to Co-Star on 'Emergence'; Fran Drescher Joins 'Uninsured'; Plus 7 More Updates!

Development News - March 4, 2019

ABC's The Baker and the Beauty, United We Fall & Until the Wedding; CBS' Carol's Second Act & Republic of Sarah; FOX's Untitled Annie Weisman; and NBC's Emergence, Perfect Harmony & Uninsured.

  • Owain Yeoman will co-star on the drama pilot starring Allison Tolman and Alexa Skye Swinton. He previously starred for six seasons in CBS' The Mentalist and three seasons in AMC's Turn: Washington's Spies.
  • He will play Benny, an investigative reporter for Reuters.
  • Emily Osment will play the third female lead on the drama pilot starring Brittany Snow and Megalyn Echikunwoke. Mustafa Elzein has also been cast today. Osment previously starred for four seasons in Disney's Hannah Montana and five seasons in Freeform's Young & Hungry. Elzein's guest credits include Showtime's Shameless, CBS' SEAL Team, FOX's Lethal Weapon and the CW's Dynasty.
  • Osment will play Roxy, Julia's (Snow) newly discovered half-sister. She is a feisty, unfiltered, impulsive and irrepressible compact spark plug of a woman. She is a former Olympic gymnast who is now a "Sports Legend of Yesteryear."
  • Elzein will play Dr. Isaac Haddad, an annoyingly good-looking young doctor living the good life as a successful single doctor in New York. A promising young scientist, he works as Leon Bechley's (Timothy Hutton) number two in his fertility practice.
  • Britt Lower has joined the cast of the drama pilot starring Olivia Thirlby and E.J. Bonilla. She starred for three seasons in FXX's Man Seeking Woman. She has also recurred on Hulu's Casual, HBO's High Maintenance and Hulu's Future Man.
  • She will play Naomi, Adrienne's (Thirlby) roommate and best friend. Defiantly single, defiant in general, there's nothing she loves more than a good fight. Smart, uncensored and very funny, she's an up-and-coming writer with a new book of essays that's getting serious traction. Though Naomi would say anything to anyone, there are very few people she truly lets in. A fiercely loyal friend, she would go to the end of Earth for the people she loves.
  • Bonnie Dennison and Ito Aghayere have landed series regular roles on the comedy pilot starring Patricia Heaton. Dennison starred for two seasons in NBC's Third Watch and two years in CBS' Guiding Light. Aghayere has starred in the plays Junk and Familiar.
  • Dennison will play Jenny, Carol's (Heaton) big-hearted daughter who became a pharmaceutical rep because, as a pretty and charming young woman, it's an easy job. She loves and is supportive of Carol, and her practical and outgoing demeanor is a buoyant counterpoint to Carol's neurotic medical colleagues.
  • Aghayere will play Maya, the Chief Resident in charge of Carol and the other three interns. A type-A, high achieving disciplinarian, she is all business. She's instantly annoyed because Carol is a chatty maverick who hates authority - and Maya and her authority are not up for debate.
  • Fran Drescher has scored a series regular role on the comedy pilot starring Adam Pally and Abby Elliot. She was the co-creator and star of CBS' The Nanny (which ran for six seasons) and TV Land's Happily Divorced (which ran for two seasons). She also stars in the Hotel Transylvania film franchise.
  • She will play Linda, a mother and grandmother who loves her kids and grandkids as much as she loves reminding people she's from Brooklyn.
  • Nathalie Kelley is set as the female lead on the drama pilot written by Dean Georgaris. She previously starred in the first season of The CW's Dynasty reboot as well as the first season of Lifetime's UnREAL. She has also recurred on ABC's Body of Proof and The CW's The Vampire Diaries.
  • She will play Noa Hollander, an international superstar recognized all over the world and one of the most famous and desired women on Earth. She was a young heiress, who turned her modeling career into a fashion empire and now is making the jump into acting. She has all the qualities you'd expect to find in an international superstar: She's fickle, guarded, entitled - but underneath all that, there is a real warmth to her. She's a woman with a lot of love to give but no real idea how to do that.
  • Jane Curtin has scored a series regular role on the comedy pilot written by Julius Sharpe. She won two Emmy Awards for her performance in CBS' Kate & Allie, which ran for six seasons. She also starred for five seasons in NBC's Saturday Night Live, six seasons in NBC's 3rd Rock from the Sun and three seasons in CBS' Unforgettable. She also starred in TNT's The Librarians film franchise and recurred on its series continuation.
  • She will play Sandy, Bill's extremely judgmental mother who went through a health scare two years ago. Bill and Jo did the right thing and took her in, then she miraculously recovered and never left. She doesn't understand the challenges of modern parenting, yet she weighs in on everything that Bill and Jo do to let them know it's wrong. The only thing that's great for Bill is that Sandy will criticize Jo in a way he agrees with but is too scared to admit. On the other hand, Sandy will criticize Bill in a way Jo agrees with, and that sucks for Bill.
  • Carlos Leal and Jonathan Slavin will co-star on the drama pilot written by Jeffrey Paul King. Leal's guest credits include TNT's The Last Ship, FOX's Rosewood, USA's Shooter and AMC's Better Call Saul. Slavin starred for two seasons in ABC's Dr. Ken and currently recurs on Netflix's Santa Clarita Diet and ABC's Speechless.
  • Leal will play Luis, an artist who moved to Morrisville from Miami to find a quiet place to paint. He had settled into rural life nicely - before his world was turned upside down by the arrival of his 14-year-old daughter, Maya. He has a lot to learn when it comes to raising a teenage girl, but he gets plenty of help from Sarah along the way.
  • Slavin will play Eugene, a resident of this small New Hampshire town and a brilliant, bizarre librarian. His hummingbird energy and encyclopedic knowledge of sociopolitical minutiae make him an invaluable asset to Sarah and her team as the brand new government of Morrisville gets up and running.
  • Tymberlee Hill has been cast on the previously untitled comedy pilot starring Bradley Whitford and Anna Camp. She previously starred in NBC's one-season comedy Marry Me and recurs on TBS' Search Party.
  • She will play Adams Adams, the richest woman in town and a force of nature who is the undisputed star of the choir, partly because everyone's afraid of her.