The CW's Melrose Place has found its newest resident in Cloverfield star Jessica Lucas.
Lucas will join Melrose as rich kid Riley Richmond, a 24-year-old inner-city elementary school teacher (she cares, people!), says The Hollywood Reporter. Riley's engaged to Jonah (Michael Rady), but is having second thoughts about walking down the aisle.
Lucas knows what it's like to be on a reboot. She recurred as ...
Michael Rosenbaum, Nick D'Agosto
He's baaaaaaack! Nearly a year after bidding Smallville adieu, Michael Rosenbaum has taken a step toward a return to the small screen.
TV's former Lex Luthor has been cast in ...
Richard Dreyfuss is gunning for an Emmy to match his Oscar. The actor has joined CBS's Happiness Isn't Everything, a comedy pilot also starring Jason Biggs, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Dreyfuss will play a ...
Looks like Chevy Chase is finally ready for prime time.
The Emmy-winning comedian and Saturday Night Live alum has been cast in the NBC comedy pilot, Community, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Should it get picked up, the series will feature Chase's first regular prime-time role.
Community, described as "Stripes at a community college," stars Joel McHale as Jeff, a lawyer who returns to college after his degree is deemed invalid. Chase will play ...
The O.C. alumna Mischa Barton is not moving to the shiny new Melrose Place, but rather New York City, having landed a role in A Beautiful Life, a CW pilot being executive-produced by Ashton Kutcher.
Revolving around a group of models who live together in the Big Apple (or a Los Angeles soundstage facsimile thereof), A Beautiful Life has Barton playing ...
Donald Faison, Joel Gretsch
Scrubs star Donald Faison will join Cedric the Entertainer and Madchen Amick in The Law, an ABC comedy pilot about reserve LAPD officers, says the Hollywood Reporter.
In other ABC pilot news, Joel Gretsch (The 4400) has been added to the cast of V, playing a ...
Tyler Labine, Tony Hale
Tyler Labine has been tapped to star in Sons of Tucson, a Fox comedy pilot about a thirtysomething guy hired by three boys to pose as their pop while the real dad is in prison. Should Reaper get picked up for a third cycle, Labine would step down from this new gig.
In other Fox pilot castings, Tony Hale ...
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 ...
Minka Kelly, Jason Dohring
Friday Night Lights' Minka Kelly has landed the female lead on Body Politic, the CW's pilot about an absurdly pretty gathering of D.C. up-and-comers.
Kelly will play Hope, a sweet Michigan gal who, after her mother dies, moves to Washington to ...
Nina Dobrev, Andrew McCarthy
Not that Lipstick Jungle fans needed Sign No. 73 that the NBC sudser isn't returning, Andrew McCarthy has been cast in Lily, the CW's tentatively titled Gossip Girl prequel spinoff, says the Hollywood Reporter. McCarthy will play no less than teenage Lily Rhodes' father, Rick, who is a music biz exec.
Starring as Lily is ...