ABC Pilot News: Reiko Cops Detective Role, and More
Reiko Aylesworth, Gail O'Grady
If you seek Lost's Amy beyond this spring (or beyond the 1970s, for that matter), you may be out of luck. Reiko Aylesworth, who only joined up with the Dharma Initiative for a handful of episodes, has landed a role in Jerry Bruckheimer's untitled ABC drama pilot about amateur detectives.
Among a multitude of other ABC pilot castings from the Hollywood Reporter, Gail O'Grady (NYPD Blue) has been cast in Empire State, which is fashioned as a modern day Romeo-and-Juliet tale (featuring Mike Vogel and Beau Garrett as the star-crossed lovers). O'Grady will play the bar-owning aunt of Vogel's blue-collar character.
Also, Jon Foster (Life As We Know It) is the younger guy who impregnates Jenna Elfman's movie critic in the comedy Accidentally on Purpose, and Melinda McGraw (Mad Men's Bobbie Barrett) will play wife to Kelsey Grammer in the Frasier alum's untitled comedy about a Wall Street tycoon who loses his job.
Lastly, Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) has been cast as the owner of a movie-paraphernalia shop in the murder mystery Happy Town, while Noah Gray-Cabey (Heroes) will costar in ABC's Fame-esque Limelight.
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