PILOT, TV & SERIES SALES & CASTING (8.7.15)

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PILOT, TV & SERIES CASTING (8.7.15)

CBS

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has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming seventh season of . He will play an attorney of Oliver Platt’s billionaire Reese Dipple, who’s been dispatched to Lockart/Agos/Lee. Gallagher is repped by Gersh and .

COMEDY CENTRAL

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Former SNL cast member and real-life boyfriend have sold a pilot to Comedy Central loosely based on their lives. Titled BAD COUPLE, the story centers on the two as an inseparable, highly opinionated couple constantly clashing with modern social mores. The duo are also consulting producers on Netflix’s upcoming animated Green Eggs and Ham series. Wells is repped by ICM and . Wainess is repped by and .

FOX

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Fox is currently in negotiations with Marvel to develop an X-MEN series. Evan Katz and Manny Coto are serving as showrunners, with Star Trek 3‘s J.D. Payne and Patrick Mckay as executive producers. It is expected to feature familiar characters from the comic books and movies, although some bigger names will stay exclusive to features.

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A crossover event between long-running crime procedural  and horror drama  has been announced, and will air on Thursday, October 29, just in time for Halloween. The discovery of human remains leads Emily Deschanel’s Brennan and David Boreanaz’s Booth on a hunt for clues, where they encounter Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie).

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has added two more guest stars, with the addition of rapper , real name Armando Perez, and songstress . They join recently announced Ludacris in the latest of real-life musicians appearing on the hip-hop drama. Perez is repped by . Carey is repped by and .

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has booked a guest starring role on season two of quirky comedy . He will play the brother of his former SNL co-star Will Forte, an astronaut stuck in space while the virus destroyed the world’s population. The Last Man on Earth returns September 27. Sudeikis is repped by and .

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has sold another pilot to Fox. The network ordered music business drama from the Empire creator, which focuses on a girl band trying to make it big in Atlanta. Daniels directed the pilot, which falls under an overall deal the filmmaker recently signed with 20th Century Fox TV. Daniels is repped by .

FX
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Glee‘s is set to reteam with creator Ryan Murphy in the upcoming . He will play a Silver Lake hipster who checks into the titular hotel with his girlfriend. Witches of East End‘s was also recently announced. They join a packed cast of Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Evan Peters, Finn Wittrock, Chloe Sevigny, Wes Bentley, and Cheyenne Jackson. American Horror Story returns in October. Criss is repped by . Amick is repped by Gersh.

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FX has ordered pilot from and to series. The comedy is loosely based on Adlon’s life as a working actor raising her daughters. Aldon and C.K. co-wrote the pilot, which was directed by C.K. Aldon has appeared on C.K.’s Louie before, garnering her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. C.K. is repped by and . Adlon is repped by .

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FX has officially renewed vampire drama . The Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cruse show will return for a third season in summer 2016.

HBO

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HBO has ordered two new pilots from , continuing their relationship with the Treme and The Wire creator. The first, , is a drama set in New York City in the ’70s/’80s that will explore the burgeoning porn industry. is attached to star as both of a pair of identical twins who became fronts for Mob control of the sex industry in Times Square. Breaking Bad’s is attached to direct. The second is an as-yet untitled political drama set against the modern-day backdrop of Capitol Hill. Simon is repped by . Franco is repped by and . MacLaren is repped by ICM.

HULU

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In bad news for Hannibal fans hoping for a last-minute save of the show, star has booked another leading role. He will star in Hulu’s upcoming cult drama , alongside Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan. Dancy will play charismatic cult leader Cal Roberts in the show which is scheduled to begin shooting in September and will premiere sometime next year. Dancy is repped by .

NBC
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and Glee‘s have joined the cast of NBC’s live production of . Aduba, who was recently nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role on Orange is the New Black, will play Glinda the Good Witch of the South, while Riley will play her sister, Addaperle, the Good Witch of The North. They join recently announced newcomer Shanice Williams in the production, which will air on December 3. Aduba is repped by and . Riley is repped by .

SHOWTIME

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has been cast as the lead in Cameron Crowe’s Showtime pilot . She will replace Christina Hendricks as leading lady Sheli, partner to the band’s tour manager, played by Luke Wilson. Gugino is repped by and .

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