Real O’Neals star Jay R. Ferguson, Tony Rock, and Lindsey Kraft have booked series regular roles on LIVING BIBLICALLY. The project centers on Chip, a modern-day man at a crossroads in his life who decides to live according to the Bible. Ferguson has been cast as Chip, the lapsed Catholic who recently lost his best friend and is about to become a father. Rock has been cast as Vince, Chip’s best friend at the office. Kraft will play the female lead Leslie, the sarcastic, smart, cool, and pregnant wife of Chip who wants her husband to be better but is wary of his obsessions.
Hybrid half-hour REAL LIFE has tapped Ryan Hansen to star opposite Rebecca Rittenhouse. The pilot chronicles the relationship of two 20-somethings, Nora and Drew, who go from being co-workers on opposite coasts to working in the same office. Hansen will star are Drew.
Hansen is repped by Gersh.
Lauren Graham-starrer LINDA FROM HR has recasted Tim DeKay with Michael Landes for the series regular role and Dominic Burgess has joined the project. The show centers on the Linda Plugh. All it takes is one bad decision to throw Linda from HR’s monotonous, unfulfilled life into an exciting but dangerous tailspin of balancing work life, home life and a secret that could unravel everything. Landes has been cast as Dan Plugh, an average guy who can’t help but win people over. Burgess has been cast as Gordon, a lovable, gossipy office-mate of Linda whose recent divorce left him with nothing but custody of the cats.
Marti Noxon drama SHARP OBJECTS has added Will Chase, Jackson Hurst, and Jennifer Aspen in recurring roles. The eight-part series centers on a crime reporter Camille Preaker who, fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely. Chase has been cast as Bob Nash, the hot tempered father of Ann Nash, Wind Gap’s first murder victim. Hurst is cast as Kirk Lacey, a man with big dreams who got stuck in his small town, a place which reminds him of his futility and a shameful incident from his past. Aspen has been cast as Jeannie Keene, the mother of John and Natalie Keene.
Emily J | TV Editor