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Actor-comedian Sinbad is headed to the small screen for Fox’s comedy pilot Rel. Joining him is Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore who replaces previously cast Angel Laketa Moore. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.
Leah Remini is reuniting with her former TV husband, Kevin James, on his current CBS series Kevin Can Wait and John Leguizamo is joining Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch for the Paramount Network series Waco
Police Academystar Steve Guttenberg has signed up for a recurring role on Dwayne Johnson’s Ballers, Richard Dormer has landed the lead role in BBC and Cinemax’s Rellik, and Brothers and Sisters alum Rachel Griffiths is reuniting with ABC.
O.C. and Hart of Dixie star Rachel Bilson is headed to Nashville alongside Empire actor Kaitlin Doubleday, meanwhile Kristin Chenoweth and Steve Zahn are set to topline network pilots.
TriStar has landed Captain Fantastic director and writer Matt Ross to helm the adaptation of Tom Sweterlitsch’s 2014 novel Tomorrow and Tomorrow. Mark Gordon from the Mark Gordan Company has signed on to produce the project alongside Entertainment 360 as well as Lynette Howell Taylor.
Freeform has given a 12-episode series order to the upcoming drama The Bold Type. Sarah Watson, a writer for Parenthood, created the show, which is inspired by the life of former Cosmopolitan Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles.
Royal Pains star Mark Feuerstein has RSVP’d for Wet Hot American County: Ten Years Later, the Netflix sequel series to the cult comedy Wet Hot American Summer. The first limited series, First Day of Camp, was a prequel to the original film.
Two Brothers Pictures’ Liar has tapped Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd to star in six-part thriller set to bow on Sundance TV and ITV in the UK.
Pellegrino has joined the cast of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The drama, based on the novel by Jay Asher, was created by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Brian Yorkey. Pellegrino joins a cast lead by fellow Lost-alum Dylan Minnette.
Comedy cohorts Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are reuniting for Etan Cohen’s Holmes & Watson. The laffer is inspired by the infamous tales penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that follow Sherlock Holmes.
Toni Collette and Molly Shannon are set to star in the ensemble comedy Fun Mom Dinner alongside Katie Aselton from The League and Bridget Everett from Trainwreck.
Lucy Liu, Method Man, Snoop Dogg, Suki Waterhouse, Margarita Levieva, and Jeffrey Wahlberg have joined Future World.
Debra Winger and Tracy Letts are in final negotiations to star in The Lovers. The drama hails from A24 who will be financing, producing, and distributing.
Acclaimed crime drama Broadchurch has locked in its cast for the third and final season. Joining returning stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman are Julie Hesmondhalgh, Georgina Campbell, Sarah Parish, Charlie Higson, and Mark Bazeley.
Craig Ferguson will take on yet another hosting gig, but this one is a bit different; Heroes alum Ali Larter replaces Elizabeth Shue in Fox drama; Poppy Montgomery toplines a CBS comedy and more in our daily casting round up!
Jeffrey Tambor, Paul F. Tompkins, and M.C. Gaines lend their voices to Disney Channel’s animated series Tangled: Before Ever After. They join previously cast Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Ashley Judd, and Jonathan Banks.
Gina Torres joins The Death Of Eva Sofia Valdez; Blair Underwood is tapped for Reese Witherspoon pilot; 24: Legacy builds up its cast and more in this week’s TV casting round-up!
Starz’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods has landed Ian McShane to star opposite The 100‘s Ricky Whittle. Bryan Fuller and Michael Green are writer/showrunners of the series.
Vanessa Hudgens joins NBC’s DC Universe-based office comedy Powerless, Felicity Huffman and John Ridley extend their relationship, Hina Abdullah joins The Jury and more in today’s TV Casting news.
Jon S. Baird’s Stan & Ollie has found its titular stars in Coogan and Reilly. Penned by Philomela‘s Jeff Pope, the pic will follow the highs and lows of the iconic Laurel & Hardy and their legendary 1953 tour.
It seems that his role in Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies has given Scott Shepherd’s career a boost. The actor has been cast in the currently-shooting Jason Bourne sequel, possibly as the director of the CIA.
French director Jacques Audiard is poised to make his English-language debut on the project, which follows two hired guns who journey from Oregon City to San Francisco to murder a prospector, but find that their intended target may have a better offer for them.
The “Glee Star” joins Tom Cruise in the upcoming drug trafficking drama.