Michelle Borth, Jonathan Scarfe
The Forgotten may soon be forgotten by Michelle Borth: The star of the ABC crime drama has landed the lead role in the new ABC pilot The Matadors, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
ABC greenlights two more pilots
Borth's deal would require her to stick with The Forgotten
should the bubble show get a renewal, according to the Reporter
.Described as a "Romeo-and-Juliet-style" drama set in Chicago, The Matadors
revolves around two feuding families, one in the state attorney's office and the other in a large law firm. Borth would play Juliana, a lawyer who works with her father in the state attorney's office. She begins an affair with Alex (Zach Gilford
), who works at his father's law firm.Former Raising the Bar
star Jonathan Scarfe
has also joined the series as Alex's brother, a defense attorney.
CBS picks up pilots from TV vets
In other casting news, Brian Dennehy
has joined Dana Gould
in his sitcom pilot for ABC, while Amy Smart
will star as a nurse in CBS' new medical drama from John Wells.