Skeet Ulrich, Zoe McLellan

Skeet Ulrich, whose Jericho famously managed a (singular) death-row reprieve, is on his way back to CBS as the lead in Back, a drama pilot about a man who returns home to discover he was reported missing eight years earlier, just after Sept. 11. (No, I don't quite get the premise either.)

In other CBS pilot castings, Zoe McLellan (Dirty Sexy Money) has landed a role in House Rules (playing one of several newly elected congresswomen and —men), while Nickelodeon poster boy Drake Bell is diving into The Fish Tank, a comedy about a teen living alone in his family's home.

Also, Chris Parnell (30 Rock) and Missy Pyle (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) have joined Big D, playing the sister and brother-in-law of a East Coast husband who moves with his wife to Dallas.