The latest pilot castings, from the Hollywood Reporter:

" John Michael Higgins has landed the lead - and as such will be reunited with Arrested Development's Mitchell Hurwitz - in ABC's The Thick of It.

" Bill Smitrovich ( Without a Trace) is Jamie Kennedy's pop and Jason Antoon ( The Lost Room) is Lee Majors' lab technician in Fox's Lee & Me.

" Amanda Detmer ( What About Brian) and Paul F. Tompkins are wife and husband in 1321 Clover, a CBS comedy about a suburban family.

" Rosa Blasi ( Strong Medicine) is a big-name publicist in the CW's Eight Days a Week.

" Kim Coles is an angel in the CW's Hell on Earth.