Katie Cassidy, Steven R. McQueen
Supernatural alumna and daughter-of-David Katie Cassidy is packing her bags for Melrose Place, the CW's pilot reboot of the frothy Fox series. Cassidy, says Variety, will fill the role of Ella, a stylish up-and-coming publicist.
Although Cassidy has the female lead (as the would-be bride) in CBS' Harper's Island, premiering April 9, Melrose will ...
LL Cool J, Chris O'Donnell
The deals are now done, and Chris O'Donnell and recording artist LL Cool J are on board for CBS" much-ballyhooed NCIS spinoff.
O'Donnell will play Callen, a chameleon-like lead agent, while LL's character, a former Navy SEAL, is described as hard on the outside but "thoughtful, eloquent and disarmingly charming" under the surface.
Previously announced castings include CSI alumna ...
Amy Acker and David Morse
I have said it before, I say it again: The Buffyverse is en fuego these days.
Angel's Amy Acker, who currently is sporting some nassssty scars on Joss Whedon's Dollhouse, has joined ABC's murder-mystery pilot Happy Town, playing the wife of Geoff Stults' top cop.
Elsewhere on the Alphabet network, both Michael Nouri and David Morse have taken residence in Empire State, playing ...
Jamey Sheridan, Derek Luke
Derek Luke, a breakout young film star as Antwone Fisher, has sewn up a starring role in Trauma, an NBC pilot about a team of EMTs.
Also signing on for the procedural is Kevin Rankin (Friday Night Lights). Jamey Sheridan (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) and Cliff Curtis ...
Jason George, Sarah Drew
Three more actors are heading Inside the Box, the ABC pilot penned by Richard Robbins and exec-produced by Grey's Anatomy's Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers.
Set at a Washington network news bureau and revolving around Caroline, an ambitious female reporter, Inside the Box will feature Everwood alum (and recent Private Practice guest star) Sarah Drew as ...
It's pilot casting, Six Degrees of Separation-style.
Michael Rady, who, like Grant Show, starred on CBS' short-lived Swingtown, is the first actor to call the CW's new Melrose Place home.
(For those young whippersnappers who need me to "connect the dots," Show starred on the original Melrose.)
Rady, says the Hollywood Reporter, will play ...
The original Melrose Place was never a very high-minded place, but the CW is giving its reboot not only the greenlight but a green-minded director: Inconvenient Truth Oscar-winner Davis Guggenheim.
Like the 90s original, the new Melrose will follow a group of twentysomethings living in a trendy section of Los Angeles, according to The Hollywood Reporter. But with Guggenheim helming the pilot, they may recycle and drive Priuses this go-round.
Guggenheim, who also directed the Barack Obama bio film played at the Democratic National Convention, has a bit of history with Melrose: his brother-in-law is original cast member ...
Adam Carolla has an Ace in the Hole with CBS: The Eye has given an 11th-hour pickup to his sitcom, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
Written by Carolla with Kevin Hench (The Man Show), the multicamera series stars Carolla as a ...
Dean Winters, Marc Blucas and Jaime Ray Newman
Amid a bevy of pilot casting announcements, ABC has tapped Dean Winters — aka 30 Rock's Dennis-the-Beeper King — to play the father of an abducted girl in Happy Town, a mystery about a small town shaken by the return of a serial kidnapper.
The Alphabet network's See Cate Run pilot, meanwhile, has cast Marc Blucas (Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Riley) as ...
Dare I guess, Hillary Clinton was never this foxy.
Amy Smart has been tapped to headline the CBS pilot See Cate Run (fka I, Claudia), says the Hollywood Reporter.
As Cate, Smart would play a prosecuting attorney who one day will emerge as a serious contender for the office of President ...