Tim Roth is set to star in the David Cronenberg-helmed pilot of KNIFEMAN, written by Emmy-nominated writer Rolin Jones of “Weeds” and “Friday Night Lights”. If the project goes to series, it will follow the story of a self-educated surgeon obsessed with uncovering the secrets of the human body – not exactly an out-of-character choice for Cronenberg, who will exec produce the series alongside scribe Jones and Ron Fitzgerald. The project is expected to be taken around to the networks shortly.
“90210”‘s Lauren London has joined the sixth season of THE GAME as a series regular. London will play former child star Kiera, who currently appears on a family sitcom. The character is meant to replace that of Melanie, who was played by Tia Mowry.
Emilie de Ravin, previously of “Lost”, has been upped to series regular for the upcoming second season of ONCE UPON A TIME. De Ravin plays Belle, and ended last season by reuniting with love interest Rumpelstiltskin. The character was set up in such a way that she could return for the next season, in the case that de Ravin’s pilot “Americana” wasn’t picked up – which is precisely what happened.
Maggie Wheeler will appear in several episodes of the upcoming season of CALIFORNICATION. The actress was recently seen in “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “The Closer,” and appeared with the show’s star, David Duchovny, in the first season of “The X-Files.” However, Wheeler is best known for playing Chandler’s nasally ex-girlfriend on “Friends,” coining him the nickname “Bing-a-ling.”
“Bones” thesp Joel David Moore will guest star on an episode of the sitcom MEN AT WORK. He will play a magazine editor who gets caught up in the gang’s crazy competitions. Moore has appeared on “Hawaii Five-0” and “Last Man Standing,” with his film credits including “Dodgeball” and James Cameron’s “Avatar.”