Fox has given series orders to hip-hop drama Empire and Steven Spielberg's Red Band Society, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
The latest crop of pilot castings: ABC has tapped Nick Kroll, Bill English and Kaitlin Doubleday to star as Nick, Joel and Kate in its comedy pilot inspired by the GEICO cavemen ads, says Variety. The best I can come up with is English plays "Johnson" in the Raisin Bran Crunch ads and appears in T-Mobile's "Secret Lovers" spot, while Doubleday's biggest role seems to be Waiting. TVGuide.com has learned that Sarah Joy Brown (Cold Case) has joined the cast of Company Man, Fox's Jason Behr-fronted spy drama boasting gobs and gobs of 24 cred. Brown plays the hard-ass manager of a top-secret project. Veteran actor Tom Conti will star in an untitled Fox comedy about a 10-year-old boy guided through life by his slightly loony grandfather, Reuters reports. Conti isn't playing the boy.