Megan Mullally and Michael McKean are set to appear in HAPPY ENDINGS. Mullally will be coming back to play the role of Penny’s mother while McKean has been cast to play Dave’s father. The episode will air in early 2012.
Ken Luckey (Glory Daze) and Matthew MacCaull (The Killing) have been cast in the Melanie Griffith’s Lifetime drama pilot, THIS AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE. Luckey will be playing Lee, the eldest son in the dysfunctional family. Lee is a talented but troubled artist who plays well with his family but is suspicious of his mother’s increasingly odd behavior. MacCaull will play a campaign aide for Griffith’s husband and the object of her daughter’s affection.
Marcia Gay Harden will appear in an episode of the upcoming NBC comedy, BENT. Harden will by playing Walt’s maneater ex-wife who moves back into town and rekindles an unhealthy relationship with him. Gay will be appearing alongside Amanda Peet and Jeffrey Tambor who are starring in the show.
Liev Schreiber has signed on as the lead in the drama pilot, RAY DONOVAN. Written by Ann Biderman and produced by Mark Gordon, the show centers on Ray, a professional problem solver for Los Angeles’s elite who ironically can’t fix the problems of his own family. The pilot is scheduled to begin production early next year.
Brandon Jay McLaren will be co-starring in the UNTITLED EASTIN CRIME PROJECT written by White Collar creator Jeff Eastin. The pilot revolves around various state and federal law enforcement agents who live together in an undercover house in California. McLaren will be playing the part of Dale Jakes, a hothead US Customs agent.