ABC has booked Leslie Bibb to star opposite Alyson Hannigan in the multi-camera comedy MAN OF THE HOUSE. The pilot revolves around two recently divorce sisters – Jessie (Hannigan) and Charli (Bibb) – who decide to move in together to raise their kids under one roof. The oldest kid and only son is left to figure out what manhood means in a world where he’s now completely surrounded by females. Bibb is represented by ICM Partners and John Carrabino Management.
Aliyah O’Brien and Alice Lee have nabbed series regular roles opposite Rachel Bilson and Eddie Cibrian in the crime procedural TAKE TWO. The show stars Bilson as Sam, the former star of a hit cop series who’s fresh out of rehab following a bender of epic proportion. Desperate to restart her career, she talks her way into shadowing rough-and-tumble private investigator Eddie (Cibrian) as research for a potential comeback role. O’Brien will play Detective Christine Rollins, an experienced investigator and Eddie’s chief contact at the LAPD. She is represented by Premiere Talent Management and the Van Johnson Company. Lee will play Monica, Sam’s long-suffering assistant. She is represented by Paradigm.
Hybrid comedy pilot 25 has rounded out its cast with Matt Shively, Emily Osment, Denée Benton, and Jessie Ennis set to star. The show by Hilary Winston centers on twentysomething Kyle (Shively), who comes to Austin to finally convince his old best friend from camp, Kate (Osment), that they are perfect for each other. Unfortunately, she just got engaged. A lot of guys would give up; Kyle is not one of those guys. But to Kyle’s surprise, even though he came to town looking for “the one,” he might end up with much more than that. Benton will play Morgan and Ennis will play Becca, both friends of Kate. Shively is represented by Gersh and RKM. Osment is represented by ICM Partners and Management 360. Benton is represented by WME and Perennial Entertainment. Ennis is represented by UTA and Underground Entertainment.
Former Grey’s Anatomy cast member, Sarah Drew, and Blindspot grad, Michelle Hurd, have nabbed the coveted title roles in the CAGNEY & LACEY reboot. The pilot is an updated version of the 1980’s police procedural which will follow the two female police detectives and friends who keep the streets of Los Angeles safe. Drew will play Cagney and Hurd has been cast as Lacey. Drew is represented by LINK Entertainment and Innovative Artists. Hurd is represented by APA and TMT Entertainment Group.
Drama pilot THE CODE by Craig Sweeny has set Brothers & Sisters alum Dave Annable to headline. The story sees the military’s brightest minds take on our country’s toughest challenges – inside the courtroom and out – where each attorney is trained as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, an investigator – and a marine. Annable has been cast as Capt. John “Sid” Sidney, a whip-smart pragmatist with a charming habit of tardiness. Sidney is a driven prosecutor and active-duty Marine, a lifestyle chosen for him thanks to family tradition but a responsibility he treats with devotion and passion. Annable is represented by UTA and Barking Dog Entertainment.
Multi-camera comedy FAM has added Tone Bell to star opposite Nina Dobrev, Odessa Adlon, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Sheryl Lee Ralph. The half-hour is about a woman whose dreams of an upstanding life with her new fiance, Jay (Bell), and his upstanding family are dashed when her train-wreck younger half-sister (Adlon) comes to live with her to escape their train wreck of a father. Bell is represented by CAA and Black Box Management.
Dick Wolf’s CBS drama series F.B.I. has booked Ebonée Noel to star opposite Connie Nielsen and Jeremy Sisto. The show chronicles the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Noel will play an analyst who’s recruited straight out of university, and even though she doesn’t carry a gun, she could hardly be more valued. Noel is represented by Gersh and Door 24 Entertainment.
Reno 9-1-1! creator and star Thomas Lennon is set to topline the single-camera comedy pilot DAN THE WEATHERMAN. It centers on the eponymous character (Lennon) who, after getting fired from his cushy job as a weatherman at the local TV station, finds it’s not enough to be a charming white man in the world. He reluctantly ends up at a neighboring Spanish TV station. Lennon is represented by Principato Young Entertainment and UTA.
Amy Seimetz has landed a recurring role in season two of GET SHORTY, the television series adaptation of the popular film. Seimetz will play Jinny, a mysterious love interest for Miles (Chris O’Dowd) who performs a strange, new-age “crystal ceremony” and could open doors to an elite Hollywood world. The more Miles learns about her, the more he realizes she’s not the person she’s pretending to be. Seimetz is represented by WME and One Entertainment.