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.