PILOT, TV & SERIES SALES & CASTING (8.14.15)

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PILOT, TV & SERIES CASTING (8.14.15)

ABC

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has joined the cast of as a series regular. The comedy stars Ken Jeong as a frustrated HMO doctor juggling medicine, marriage, and parenting. Simse will play Dr. Julie Mintz, a naive young resident at the HMO. She is repped by and .

CBS

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alum will join the cast as villain Livewire. She joins Peter Facinelli as Maxwell Lord, Jenna Dewan-Tatum as Lucy Lane, and Chris Browning as Reactron. It was announced that Lucy’s father, General Sam Lane, superhero Red Tornado, and vialliain Non will also make appearances, although the roles have not yet been cast. The series will premiere on October 26. Morgan is repped by .

THE CW

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has added three more guest stars, with True Blood‘s Enlisted‘s  and joining the ever-expanding cast of the upcoming fourth season. Wesley will play Liza Warner, a member of an anti-vigilante task force, Young will play a love interest to Oliver’s sister Thea, played by Willa Holland and Rotaru will play a love interest to Oliver. Wesley is repped by . Young is repped by Gersh.

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has booked a guest-starring role on comedy . The singer will appear as herself in the fifth episode of the upcoming second season, which premieres on October 12. Spears is repped by .

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The CW announced plans to develop an hourlong, American version of half-hour British comedy . The network aired the British version this summer, and although it had only lackluster ratings, series creator will write the hourlong adaptation and executive produce alongside . Each episode of the series focuses on a first date between two people who meet through an online dating service. Elsley is repped by .

COMEDY CENTRAL

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Central has given a pilot order to , a half-hour comedy from with attached to star. Ben and Kate alum Kellum will star as one of a group of diverse friends as they navigate the fast-moving technological and cultural changes that make life as a young-ish person such a confusing and hilarious nightmare. will produce, with Schacter, Kellum, , and executive-producing. Schacter is repped by and Odenkirk Provissiero. Kellum is repped by and Odenkirk Provissiero.

DISNEY CHANNEL

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The Disney Channel is set to develop an animated series based on the classic The Lion King. Called , the series will launch with a short movie in November, with episodes airing in early 2016. It follows Kion’s, Simba’s second-born cub, as he and his friends try to keep the peace in the surrounding terrain.

E!

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has been cast in E!’s upcoming drama pilot , which is being described as a Cinderella story for modern times with a dramatic and complicated Hollywood twist. The Alias and Bates Motel alum will play Terence Hoffman, producing partner to Kyle West, the hottest actor of the moment who proposes a contractual relationship with aspiring actress Megan Morrison. Vartan is repped by and . 

FOX

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has been cast as the male lead in Fox’s drama pilot , a modern reboot of the John Travolta and Debra Winger-starring movie. He will play a version of Travolta’s character in the TV adaptation, which is written and directed by Craig Brewer. Herrera was recently seen in Netflix’s Sense8.

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is set to reprise her role as FBI Agent Monica Reyes in Fox’s upcoming reboot. She will appear in one episode of the miniseries, which will premiere on January 24. Gish is repped by and .

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The Wire‘s has been cast in a guest-starring role in season two of Fox’s . He will play villain Joe Pike, the leader of a notorious gang of arsonists known as the Pike Brothers. Gotham returns on September 21.

HBO

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is moving to HBO. The premium cable network has signed a deal with Sesame Workshop for the next five seasons of the show, which will be available in fall on all HBO platforms.

NBC

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NBC has ordered two new comedy projects. The first is from the 30 Rock team of and , which received a pilot order. Created by Tracey Wigfield, it revolves around a millennial woman whose life is complicated when her New Jersey mother gets an internship at the cable network where she works. The second is from Parks and Recreation creator . Although plot details are being kept under wraps, the project landed a straight-to-series 13-episode order off a strong pitch, centering around a strong female character wrestling with what it means to be good.

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The network’s live production of has rounded out its cast with the additions of Ne-Yo, Common, and . Ne-Yo will play the Tin Man, Kelley will play the Scarecrow, and will play the non-singing role of the gatekeeper of Oz. They join Shanice Williams, Queen Latifah, and Mary J. Blige. Ne-Yo is repped by , is repped by and , and Kelley is repped by  MGMT. Entertainment.

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NBC has landed a half-hour, single comedy set in the DC Comics universe titled , giving it a pilot production commitment. The show, which is described as The Office with superheroes, centers on the workers at one of the worst insurance company in America and explores the reality of working life for a normal, powerless person in a world of superheroes and villians. Powerless comes from A-Z creator and Warner Bros. TV. Queen is repped by .

SHOWTIME

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Showtime has greenlit two hourlong pilots. The first is an untitled, Chicago-set drama written by Dear White People producer , which is being described as a coming-of-age story of a young African-American male. , , and will executive produce, with Johnson also directing. Waithe is repped by and .

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The second is a dark comedy set in 1970s Los Angeles titled I’M DYING UP HERE, from and . Based on the nonfiction book by William Knoedelseder, the story takes place at the famous Hollywood comedy clubs of the 1970s and the stars that were made there, including Carrey. The pilot will be directed by . Carrey is repped by .

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The network has also announced that it will be adapting ’s memoir into a miniseries. Smith will co-write the script with Penny Dreadful creator , who will also produce via his shingle. The memoir examines Smith’s close relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe as they both came of age in the 1960s and ’70s. Smith is repped by .

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Lisa Kudrow’s has been cancelled by Showtime. It has run for four seasons, with a total of 43 episodes. The series was produced by Kudrow, Dan Bucatinsky, and Don Roos.

SPIKE

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Spike has greenlit , a scripted series from and Warner Horizon Television. The drama has received a 10-episode straight-to-series order for a 2016 premiere. It centers on a dedicated father who is compelled to partner with his own estranged father in a black-market tissue and body parts trade. The project was originally set up at A&E.

TNT 

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TNT has renewed the -produced drama for a third season. Based on William Brinkley’s novel, the story follows Captain Chandler, played by Eric Dane, as he charts a course to exist in a world where there are few remaining survivors. The drama will see its second season finale on September 6.

TV LAND

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is set to star in a semi-autobiographical comedy series, titled . He will also executive produce the project, which landed a 12-episode series pickup. It will be written by Silicon Valley‘s and King of the Hill‘s and Dave Krinksy. Lopez is repped by and .

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is officially canceled after four seasons, bringing the number of multi-cam comedies at the network to zero. The show followed three divorced men living in a NYC apartment owned by their divorce attorney and starred , , and . The series finale will air on September 16.

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