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Friday Night Lights alum Scott Porter has been cast in the CW pilot Nomads, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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The drama follows a group of backpackers who pick up random jobs from the CIA to finance their travels. As first reported by Entertainment Weekly, Porter will play John, a college grad who just won't give up on the search for his missing brother.

Numb3rs' Ken Sanzel will executive-produce the series.