Charlie Hunnam, Dayton Callie
The price of power sits heavy on the shaggy head of Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam), the prince-turned-leader of a troubled biker kingdom on FX's Sons of Anarchy, wrapping its fifth and best-yet season tonight with a super-sized 90-minute finale (10/9c). A few weeks ago, in a moment worthy of this series' Shakespearian ambitions, Jax told his disgraced, dethroned evil stepfather Clay (Ron Perlman): "I'm tired of being crushed under the weight of greedy men who believe in nothing."
NBC's mid-season comedy 1600 Penn, starring Jenna Elfman, Bill Pullman and Josh Gad, has hired a Secret Service agent to protect the first daughter.
Missi Pyle (The Artist) will play Agent Sarah Harlan in the White House-set series. Agent Harlan will keep a close eye on President Dale Gilchrist's daughter, Becca (Martha MacIsaac).
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 ...
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Missi Pyle's the latest thesp to be tapped for ABC comedy pilot, This Might Hurt. In the proposed series, Pyle plays an ob-gyn with man-trust issues, says the Reporter. Her character works at a private medical practice, which is run by a middle-aged man and staffed, in part, by his nerdy son, with whom he's at odds. Tom Amandes will play the old-school pediatrician, with Josh Dean as his son and the newly added Alex Meneses will play the practice's office manager who just happens to be a former telenovela star (a nice touch!). Pyle, who has appeared in shows from Heroes to Boston Legal, also appears in the new film, Harold & Kumar: Escape from Guantanamo Bay. Would you check in to see Dr. Pyle in her new gig? Anna DimondUse our Online Video Guide to check in for more of Missy Pyle
Who's doing what this pilot season? Per Variety and the Hollywood Reporter: Missi Pyle (Heroes, The Wedding Bells) will join Shawnee Smith (Becker) and Virginia Williams (Monarch Cove) in ABC's Traveling in Packs, a comedy about three women in their thirties who live together. Dondre T. Whitfield (Girlfriends) and Christine Woods are en route to CBS' Atlanta, playing the best friends of Freddie Prinze Jr. and Leslie Bibb, respectively. Barry Shabaka Henley (Barbershop) is an internal-affairs investigator in NBC's David Shore/Peter Blake drama starring Famke Janssen as a cop. Jerrika Hinton is an art-gallery owner in the CW's Eight Days a Week. The CW's I'm Paige Armstrong is now called I'm Paige Wilson, while ABC's newsroom comedy from Ric Swartzlander (Rodney) now has a title (get your final guesses in now, hurry!): The News.
Missi Pyle, who recently messed with our Hiro and Ando on NBC's Heroes, has been upgraded to series-regular status on David E. Kelley's The Wedding Bells, premiering Mar. 9 on Fox. Pyle had initially guested on the new series' first episode as a bridezilla.... Shohreh Aghdashloo (24, House of Sand and Fog) will check in as a patient on an upcoming episode of Grey's Anatomy.... The Class' Jesse Tyler Ferguson guests as Ugly Betty's orthodontist on Mar. 15.