The latest pilot-casting bits, from our friends at Variety and the Hollywood Reporter:

" Crossing Jordan's Jerry O'Connell, along with Fred Goss ( Sons & Daughters) and stand-up comic Jerry Minor, are among ABC's Carpoolers.

" Scott Wolf ( The Nine Party of Five) has landed the lead in an untitled ABC comedy about a top law firm.

" Two-time Six Feet Under Emmy nominee Lauren Ambrose has been cast as Parker Posey's younger sister in Amy Sherman-Palladino's The Return of Jezebel James.

" "Varsity Blues: The Later Years"? James Van Der Beek is a rookie in ABC's Football Wives.

" Hey, Dean Wormer, get a load of this: Tim Matheson is the head of the university in Barnes, the CW's dramedy about crime-solving college students.

" OK, this time I got it right: Jayma Mays, aka Heroes' ill-fated waitress, has come on board the ABC workplace comedy Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office.

" Josh Hopkins (pre-Rob Lowe Brothers & Sisters) and Molly Parker ( Deadwood) are an ex-jock and a housewife in CBS' Swingtown.

" Charles Esten ( The Office's Josh) is the father of ABC's American Family.

Lastly, which Everwooder has joined O.C. creator Josh Schwartz's latest? Click on over to the Ausiello Report for that scoop!