Up-to-the-minute casting news for the upcoming pilot season, courtesy of Variety and the Hollywood Reporter:

" Why didn't we see this coming a mile away? Lucy Lawless has scored the role of "ruthless, bitchy" Tanya in ABC's Football Wives. UPDATE: Speaking of BSG.... Some fresh Ausiello scoopage!

" CSI's Louise Lombard has landed the title role in Judy's Got a Gun, ABC's drama about a woman juggling single motherhood with her job as a detective. I like to think of it as "Close to Homicide."

" 24 alumna Sarah Clarke is Famke Janssen's younger sister and best bud in NBC's drama about a female cop.

" Bridgette Wilson-Sampras is (kinda of course) a promiscuous neighbor in ABC's Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

" Ana Claudia Talancón ( The Crime of Father Amaro) has the title role in Whitney, HBO's comedy about a beautiful, self-confident woman who manipulates men.

" Big Day's Miriam Shor has joined CBS' 1970s-set Swingtown.

" John Francis Daley ( Kitchen Confidential) is a naive paramedic trainee in ABC's The Call.