Greg Grunberg will star in A&E's pilot Big Mike, TVLine.com reports.
The Heroes actor will play a plus-sized detective detective with the San Diego Police Department. Although he's the best in his work field, his biggest challenge is the dating field.
Grunberg was originally cast in NBC's Love Bites but no premiere date for the show has been set.
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Happy Madison and Sony Pictures TV will co-produce the project with Doug Robinson as executive producer. There's Something About Mary's Ed Decter and John Strauss co-wrote the script.
Over at TV Land, Rita Moreno, Robert Walden and Tichina Arnold (Everybody Hates Chris) have joined the comedy pilot Happily Divorced, starring Fran Drescher.
Based on Drescher's real-life former marriage and subsequent divorce, the pilot focuses on a woman (Drescher) who re-enters the dating scene after learning her husband is gay. Moreno and Walden will play her parents, and Arnold nabbed the role of her best friend.
In other pilot casting news, Camille Guaty has earned a role in USA's Eden, an hourlong pilot about a young hotel worker (Nick D'Agosto) who, along with the help of his con artist cousin (Enver Gjokaj), gets a job as the concierge for an elite NYC hotel. Guaty, best known for her in Las Vegas, will play a hard-working single mother who works in real estate.