Eric McCormack may get a chance to show us the funny again, with a starring role in an untitled ABC comedy pilot from Tad Quill (Scrubs). McCormack would play a heart surgeon and new dad, while Reno Wilson (Blind Justice) is his best bud, a contractor.
Cast as their wives are Jolie Jenkins (Shasta McNasty) and Constance Zimmer (Entourage), respectively.
Theoretically, this new comedy is a "second position" situation for McCormack, meaning ...
Paul Campbell, who on Battlestar Galactica played President Roslin's loyal (and ill-fated) aide, Billy, has been added to the cast of NBC's Knight Rider, which premieres as a series this fall. Campbell will play the head research tech at Knight Industries, says the Reporter, which means he and perhaps only he can explain why KITT went from being all sleek to brick-like. Matt Mitovich
You know the drill. Fall. Pilots. Variety. The Reporter. Read: 24's Teri Bauer, Leslie Hope, is returning to Fox, playing the wife of a cop in The Apostles. Jessalyn Gilsig (Claire's bio-mom on Heroes, Nip/Tuck) has also joined the cast. As first scooped by the Ausiello Report, Lucy Liu, who is currently in the midst of an Ugly Betty run, is now part of ABC's Cashmere Mafia. James Brolin is Alyssa Milano's father (and thus Mary Steenburgen's hubby) in Everwood creator Rina Mimoun's untitled ABC drama. Ooh, Barbra is gonna sing the theme song, you just know it! Aimee Garcia (George Lopez) and Paul Campbell (Battlestar Galactica) are the weather girl and news director for Fox's Action News. Eddie Matos (General Hospital) is Jimmy Smits' youngest brother in CBS' drama about a family-run rum dynasty.