TV CASTING ROUND-UP: Minnie Driver Returns To Television With ABC Drama “Speechless”



is headed back to television in the ABC comedy from and . will join her as the series17; young lead. The comedy centers on a family with a special-needs child that is good at dealing with the challenges it faces and excellent at creating new ones. Driver will play the mother, Maya, who is fiercely protective of her non-verbal son, JJ. Cook is set as Ray, the youngest of the family17;s three boys.

This is a return to network comedies for Driver, who most recently starred in NBC17;s single camera adaptation of the film . She also starred in the miniseries The Red Tent. She is repped by and . Cook is repped by Coast To Coast Talent Group and Entertainment.

has booked OUTDOORS, the multi-camera from CBS starring and . The show centers on McHale as an adventure reporter who must adapt to the times when he becomes boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of their magazine. Fry will play , the charismatic founder of ;The Great Outdoors21; magazine.

Fry is repped by Partners and in the UK.


has been tapped for the female lead role opposite in NBC17;s prequel series. She will play Christina Hart, the Special Deputy of National Intelligence who has taken Mills under wing. Cultured and powerful with a wealth of field experience, her current government position has her overseeing an elite team of operatives who take care of America17;s national security emergencies.

Beals is repped by .

Beau “Casper” Smart has won the role of Billy Kotsecki in ABC17;s three-hour remake of the hit 80s dance movie, . J. meanwhile, has signed on as Marco, the lead singer and guitarist in Tito Suarez17;s band and one of the stars at Kellerman17;s.

Smart is repped by and . Johnson is repped by and Collier .

Ghostbusters alum  is joining and in 17;s drama APB. The series explores what happens when an enigmatic tech billionaire, Gideon Reed, purchases a troubled police precinct in the wake of a loved one17;s murder. Hudson is set at Sgt. Ed Conrad, a gruff, grumpy teddy bear veteran cop with the 13th precinct.

Hudson is repped by and .

17;s has signed up for CBS17;s drama , playing the lead character inspired by . The drama is based on the popular daytime talk-show host 17;s early days as head of one of the most prolific trial consulting services of all time.

Weatherly is repped by and .

is moving to TRANSYLVANIA. The actress has been cast in a regular role opposite in the CW17;s drama , replacing previously cast . The is set in 10 and centers on Victoria (Brent), a headstrong young woman in search of her missing father who ventures fro NYC to where she teams up with a wrongfully disgraced Scotland Yard Detective, and together they witness the births of the most famous monsters and villains in history.

Pernas is repped by and .

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17;s untitled Amazon series has tapped , , and for roles. They join previously cast Margaret Ladd, , , , and .

Rapaport is repped by and . Baker is repped by BRS / Gage . Black is repped by .

Shondaland comedy has tapped to co-star opposite . The comedy is a that revolves around engaged couple Max Leeds (Kenyon) and (Hinton), who, after their wedding rehearsal dinner, have their eclectic family and friends give toasts recallign anecdotes about the couple but doesn17;t always get it right, as we watch the true of their complicated, funny, and relatable road to marriage.

Hinton is repped by Greene & Associates and .

has booked a role opposite in ABC17;s , a single camera comedy from . . The show centers on Marty Schumacher, played by Long, a recently divorced and eternally optimistic manager of a sporting goods store and also the ;damn good21; head coach of a nationally ranked soccer program 11; the one true love in his life. Smith will play Miley, a fantastic soccer who is built like a spark plug and recruited to join Schumacher17;s dream team.

Smith is repped by and Morgan.

is set to join Becki Newton in 17;s untitled comedy. The series follows Jay ;Havoc21; Hammond (Bellamy), an African-American ex-NFL lineman who recently moved in with his white wife, Christy (Newton), and her two oddball sons, as he struggles to win the most challenging game of his life: fatherhood.

Bellamy is repped by and .

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