Two-time Emmy winner Jon Cryer is tapped to star in ABC’s new comedy pilot LOSING IT. The single-camera comedy tells the story of three adult siblings and their parents who are all struggling to maintain their sanity in one way or another. The Two and a Half Men alumnus will play Andy, prominent acupuncturist who is starting to explore benefits of eastern medicine as a way to cope with his off-the-wall family.
Craig T. Nelson is slated to star in the ABC comedy pilot RAISED BY WOLVES. The series follows Sheila Gabel (Georgia King) as she works to raise five opinionated children on a very limited budget. Nelson is cast to play Gabel’s father Paul “Grampy” Kosinski, an entitled grandfather who lacks the funds he wants and compensates for that at his daughter’s expense.
Matthew Davis headlines a pair of castings for the ABC police drama pilot LAS REINAS about Alex De La Reina (Daniella Alonso), a Miami detective who is forced to reconnect with her estranged family who happen to be the largest crime family in Florida. The Vampire Diaries star will play Andrew Somerset alongside Amanda Warren who has been cast as Inspector Kathryn Geller. Somerset is a cerebral detective who has recently moved to Florida and has been partnered with De La Reina. Geller is the ambitious head of the organized crime task force who is always looking to go after the biggest criminals in south Florida.
The ABC single-camera comedy pilot SPLITTING UP TOGETHER has added Diane Farr to its cast opposite Jenna Fischer. The series tells the story of a divorced couple who still live in the same house but alternate who does the parenting every week. Farr will play Fischer’s sister, Maya, a single woman who urges her sister to take charge of her newly single life who is never afraid to speak her mind.
THE TRUSTEE, ABC’s police dramedy pilot has cast Lance Gross in a regular role alongside Meaghan Rath. The show is about the unexpected relationship between a hard-working and stubborn police officer (Rath) and an ex-con who is finishing her prison sentence by doing busy work for the police department. Gross is slated to play Rath’s fellow cop and boyfriend who is ready to go a step further in their relationship.
Noah Wyle has been cast as the lead in the CBS drama pilot PERFECT CITIZEN. Wyle will play Deck, the newest member of a prestigious Boston law firm after serving as general counsel for the NSA and blowing the whistle on a major international scandal. At his new job Deck will come to terms with the fact that he is a traitor in the eyes of many Americans despite being a hero in the eyes of other Americans.
Elliott Gould and Linda Lavin have been added to the cast of the CBS multi-camera comedy pilot 9J, 9K, & 9L starring Mark Feuerstein and David Walton. The series is based on Feuerstein’s life at a time when he lived in apartment 9K in between his parents’ apartment, 9J, and his brother, sister-in-law, and baby’s apartment, 9L. Gould and Lavin will play Harry and Judy, Josh (Feuerstein) and Andy’s (Walton) boundary-less parents.
Nina Wadia is joining Mindy Kaling’s UNTITLED NBC COMEDY PILOT. Wadia will portray Lubna, a strong and driven Saudi woman who owns a hair salon next door to the gym of the main character, Vince (Anders Holm).
Miranda Cosgrove is the newest addition to the cast of NBC’s intergalactic comedy pilot SPACED OUT. The workplace comedy portrays a group of nerds working to send the first person Mars. Cosgrove will play Casey, a very motivated software engineer who takes pride in their mission to send someone to Mars.
Matt Hornick | Editorial Intern