CBS has ordered two half-hour sports-centric pilots, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Home Game, inspired by the life of three-time Super Bowl champion and NFL pro Mark Schlereth, comes from executive producers Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson. Schlereth will help produce along with his wife, Lisa, and daughter, Alexandria.
The latest fall-pilot casting news, from our friends at the Hollywood Reporter and Variety: Dancing with the Stars alum and Price Is Right-host wannabe Mario Lopez has joined the cast of the CW's Eight Days a Week, a comedy about four twentysomethings who toil for NYC movers and shakers. (Lopez is one of said bosses.) On board as three of the ragged-run assistants are singer-actress Christina Milian, Johnny Lewis (The O.C.) and Robert Ri'chard (One on One, as Lopez's lackey). Kyla Pratt (One on One) has landed the lead in the CW's Hell on Earth, about a spoiled rich girl who, after dying, is returned to the living but as an ordinary gal from the wrong side of the tracks. I know it's just like the Jason Biggs pilot. Tembi Locke (Windfall) is Lisa Tucker's ma, while Jon Rowland, Rod Rowland (Veronica Mars), Scarlett Chorvat and Diego Serrano are Born in the USA on Simon Fuller's Fox sudser fancied as EastEnders-in-Philadelphia. Grounded for Life creators...