TV Casting Round-Up: Tony Danza And Arielle Kebbel Book NBC Pilots


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will star opposite Sebastian Maniscalco in Greg Garcia’s NBC pilot . The multi-cam comedy inspired by Maniscalco’s life, written by Austen Earl and to be directed by Scott Ellis, chronicles Sebastian’s (Maniscalco) old-school values, instilled by his opinionated Italian father (Danza), which are constantly put to the test by his new wife, her family, and the absurdities of the modern world.

Danza, repped by and , most recently starred in musical comedy Honeymoon In Vegas. His extensive credits include classic series Taxi, Who’s The Boss, The Practice, and Family Law.

Sr.’s has tapped Golden Brooks to co-star. The Fox pilot, based on the hit buddy cop action movie franchise, is being written by Matt Miller and directed by McG. It centers on Texas cop and former Navy SEAL Martin Riggs who after losing of his wife and baby, moves to to start anew. There, he is partnered with LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh (Wayans), who, having recently suffered a “minor” heart attack, must avoid stress in his life.

Girlfriends star Brooks will play Murtaugh’s hardworking, perceptive and loving wife Trish, who worries about him and is not thrilled when she hears about his new adrenaline-crazed partner.

Brooks, best known for her eight-season run on Girlfriends, has also recurred on CW’s Hart Of Dixie and can currently be seen in Starz’s Blunt Talk. She also recently filmed a recurring role in Freeform’s Nicki Minaj comedy pilot. She is repped by and .

Gilmore Girls alum is heading to MIDNIGHT, TEXAS. Kebbel has booked a series regular role on NBC’s supernatural pilot based on the bestselling trilogy from True Blood author Charlaine Harris. Written by Monica Owusu-Breen, the pilot is set in the remote town of Midnight, Texas, where your neighbor could be a vampire, a witch, a werewolf or even an angel. Kebbel will play Olivia, a freelance hitwoman with a mysterious past who is a vital part of the community.

Kebbel, who recurs on HBO’s Ballers, has also had arcs on UnReal, The Grinder, The League, and The Vampire Diaries. She’s repped by and LA.

NBC’s MIRANDA’S RIGHTS reads in . She will lead the legal soap pilot, written by Katie Lovejoy, about an idealistic group of lawyers who not only work together but live together at their start-up firm.

Breeds plays title character Miranda Coale, an attorney who’s pretty and smart, but plagued for the past six years by a youthful mistake. Miranda’s much-publicized and scandalous affair with a married state Senator in her early 20s changed the course of her life forever. Though she was, in many ways, victimized by the digisphere, she never acts like a victim. Instead, Miranda survives the pain of her past by joking about it (often at inappropriate moments) and by wearing her flaws on her sleeve.

The Aussie actress has appeared on Pretty Little Liars, We Are Men, and currently recurs on The CW’s The Originals. She’s repped by , , and Australia’s .

Mary Charles Jones and have joined the cast of CBS’s untitled Kevin James comedy. James stars as a newly retired cop who is looking forward to spending more time with his children and kids but quickly discovers it is much more challenging than his old career.

Jones plays Sara, described as tough kid with some anger-management issues, but despite everything, she’s quite likable, DiGiacomo is Jack, James’ youngest son.

Jones is repped by Osbrink and . DiGiacomo is repped by CESD and .

joins Anna Gunn in , a single camera comedy from ABC. The show centers on the unlikely friendship f two misfits who benefit form having two very different sets of parents living next door to each other. Daley will play Chuck’s dad Stuart Dawson, the husband of Anna Gunn’s Dr. Connie Dawson.

He is repped by and Principato-Young.

Dick Wolf’s at NBC is bringing in to lead the series. The idea is a spinoff of Chicago PD which Winchester would initially appear.

Winchester is repped by and in the UK.

has joined TNT’s , the drama telling the story of a young William Shakespeare. She previously starred in M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit.

She is repped by , Kelly Tiffan Management, and in Australia.

, from Hulu starring Hugh Laurie, has added LisaGay Hamilton and . The series is based on the novel by Kem Nunn and is a provocative psychological thriller that focuses on Eldon Chance, a San Francisco-based forensic neuropsychiatrist who reluctantly gets sucked into a violent and dangerous world of mistaken a identity, police corruption and mental illness.

Hamilton is repped by APA and Greenlight Management and Owen is repped by and McKeon-Myones Management.

and have signed on for series regular roles on from Warner Bros. for Fox. The series is about a rookie FBI agent who embeds herself in a suspected terrorist family.

Chouldhury is repped by Washington Square Arts while Oberoi is repped by and .

Author and Jimmy Kimmel writer are in with Land on an untitled comedy that will semi-autobiographically follow their close friendship with the pair playing fictionalized versions of themselves.

Oxford and McNearney are both repped by .

Casting is underway for the second season of last year’s break out hit with the show booking and signing on for regular roles on the show. They will play contestants vying for the heart of Darius Hill (BJ Britt), the new suitor of the fictional show within the show, Everlasting.

Tandy is repped by JKA Talent and Vincent Cirrincione Associates while Matula is repped by and .

has booked for a recurring role in the upcoming fourth season of the Showtime series. He will play Damon, a homeless teen who becomes involved in the Donovan family.

He is repped by Pantheon and .

has signed on for a recurring role in NBC’s . Toub will play Bonaparte, a man who neither thinks nor behaves like a villain; he is passionate, committed, powerful, on the right side of history. He will be featured in a multi-episode arc at the end of the current season.

Toub is repped by .


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