Paul F. Tompkins will star in Brian Gallivan’s new comedy pilot alongside Molly Shannon. The untitled project follows an overworked father who decides to uproot his family and move to New Hampshire where they open a suite of tourist cottages. Tessa Albertson was also cast as his daughter. Tompkins is repped by Innovative/MKSD.
Aaron Ashmore joins the cast of AGATHA, a drama centering on a criminologist who is brought in to help solve a mysterious disappearance. Ashmore will play a beat cop, Jimmy, who has always lived in the shadow of his father. He is repped by APA and Artistry Management.
Katie Holmes joins Richard LaGravenese’s untitled drama. Set in New York, the story centers on the rivalry between two powerful socialites who use manipulation to wield their power. Holmes will play, Ann, the head of a philanthropic foundation that helps bring clean water to African villages.
Josh Sussman joins THE WINKLERS, a comedy based on Henry Winkler’s relationship with his son in law. Sussman will play Johah, Henry’s son who has left home but refuses to give up its comforts. He is repped by DBA and Michael Abrams.
Alana De La Garza is set to star in FOREVER, a drama centering on a New York City medical examiner who just happens to be immortal. De la Garza will play Detective Jo Martinez, the examiners investigative partner. She is repped by SDB Partners.
Tom Verica joins the cast of HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, a legal thriller centering on ambitious law students and their criminal defense professor who gets mixed up in a murder plot that could end up changing all of their lives. Verica will play the professor’s husband, Tom. He is repped by Paradigm.
Oliver Hudson and Will Chase become series regulars on NASHVILLE. Hudson plays arrogant music label head Jeff Fordham while Chase plays Luke Wheeler, a country superstar. Hudson is repped by ICM and Management 360 while Chase is repped by Gersh and AC Management.
Zoe Boyle is set to lead the ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB, a summer drama that follows the real life stories of the women left behind as their husbands explore the universe. She is repped by ICM and Seven Summits.
Morgan Taylor Campbell has been cast in SEA OF FIRE, the story of the fallout from three teenage girls making a pornographic movie. Campbell will play Jane McAllister, the seemingly perfect preacher’s daughter who goes missing one night. She is repped by Intellectual Artists Management.
John Cho will star as the male lead in “Selfie,” a comedy pilot from ABC and WBTV. From creator Emily Kapnek, the pilot tells the story of Eliza, a self-obsessed 20-something, who becomes the subject of a viral video and enlists the help of a marketing expert at her company to help repair her image. Cho is repped by UTA and Morris Yorn Barnes.
Jeremy Luke has been cast in Saint Francis, Chris Moynihan’s multi-camera comedy pilot for ABC, from ABC Studios and Tagline. It centers on Francis Quinlan, a no-nonsense, blue-collar Long Island cop and family man who butts heads with the modern, liberal world when his 29-year-old sister gets pregnant out of wedlock. Luke is repped by Pantheon Talent and Luber Roklin Entertainment.
Jennifer Aspen has been cast in the comedy project Damaged Goods which centers on the sexual politics that have changed between men and women in the post-feminist era. The project follows Nicole, a smart and successful attorney who is bewildered and betrayed when her boyfriend Tim tells her that he can’t be happy for her or continue to date if she takes the promotion she was offered at the law firm where they both work — the promotion he expected to get. Aspen is repped by Innovative Artists and Luber Roklin.
Keeley Hawes will appear on Dr. Who as Ms. Delphox, a powerful, out-of-this-world banker with a dark secret. Traveling across space and time, the Doctor will come face to face with the mysterious Ms. Delphox when they arrive on a strange and puzzling planet. Hawes is repped by Troika.
Robert Patrick signs on to co-star in SCORPION. The show centers on an eccentric genius and his friends who form the last line of defense against complex threats of the modern age. Patrick will play no nonsense federal agent, Cabe Gallo. He is repped by Gersh, McKuen Frankel Whitehead and the Coronel group.
Josh Duhamel joins Vince Gillian & David Shore’s drama BATTLE CREEK. It centers on Detective Agnew and FBI Agent Chamberlain (Duhamel) who are teamed up to clean up the streets of Battle Creek, MI. Duhamel is repped by ICM.
“Pysch” alum James Roday is set to topline GOOD SESSION, the story of a seemingly happy couple who go to a therapist to help them decide if they should have a baby but they realize they may have more to discuss. Roday will play the lead, Joel. He is repped by CAA and Principal Entertainment.
Geoff Stults has gotten the lead in CBS’ odd couple multi-camera comedy pilot “Cuz-Bros,” from writers David Caspe and Erik Sommers, Sony TV, CBS Studios and Fanfare. It centers on Nick (Stults), a successful, suave ladies man working as a TV sportscaster for a local Los Angeles station, whose perfect life gets turned upside down when his mess of a cousin needs a place to stay. Stults is repped by UTA and Thruline Entertainment.
Nick Jandl and Cameron Scoggins join the UNTITLED DAVID MARSHALL GRANT PROJECT, which centers on quadruplets who grew up on a reality show. Jandl and Scoggins will both play one of the quadruplets. Jandl is repped by Greater Vision Artists and Scoggins is repped by Gersh and Perennial Entertainment.
Thomas Lennon will be playing Felix, opposite Matthew Perry’s Oscar, in CBS’multi-camera reboot of the Odd Couple. Perry and Joe Keenan will pen the script for the pilot. The show will follow Felix, a maddening neat freak and his best friend, Oscar, a born slob, as they move in together and are forced to deal with the other one’s habits. Lennon is repped by CAA, Principato Young and Jackoway Tyerman.
Katherine Herzer has been cast in MADAM SECRETARY, a drama that explores the life of Secretary of State Elizabeth McGill as she navigates the high pressure world of diplomacy. Herzer will play Caroline, Elizabeth’s teenage daughter. She is repped by Abrams Artists Agency.
David Morse and Sophie Okonedo will co-star in CBS‘ untitled Wall Street drama pilot, executive produced by John Cusack. Set in the world of Wall Street power and money, the project centers on Jackson, a smart, sophisticated, hedge fund trader. The pilot will be directed by Niels Arden Oplev from a script by Taylor Elmore and Ben Cavell. Morse is repped by UTA, Perri Kipperman and Katz Golden Rosenman; Okonedo is with UTA and Christian Hodell.
Jorge Garcia has been promoted to series regular for Hawaii Five-O’s fifth season. Garcia has guest starred on the island-set procedural several time in the past. Garcia is repped by APA and Kritzer Levine.
Maggie Grace has been cast in CBS’ untitled Wall Street drama. From Justified writers Taylor Elmore and Ben Cavell, the drama is set in the world of Wall Street money and power. The drama is based on an original story from Elmore, Cavell, John Cusack and Kevin McCabe; Elmore and Cavell penned the teleplay for the CBS Television Studios pilot. The actress is repped by UTA, Wishlab and Jackoway Tyerman.
Jeff Ross and Jayson Blair have signed on to the untitled Kevin Hart comedy. The story centers on the post-divorce life of a couple who try to remain friends for the sake of the children. Blair will play the lead female characters new beau while Ross plays the male lead’s best friend. Ross is repped by Thruline and WME. Blair is repped by Resolution.
Melissa Roxburgh is the female lead in the new “Supernatural” spinoff, SUPERNATURAL: BLOODLINES. The spinoff will center on monster families that run the underbelly of Chicago but are hunted by a man who wants to rid the area of supernatural elements, unknown to the humans around them. Roxburgh will play Violet, a member of a powerful werewolf pack who falls in love with family rival David. She is repped by Gersh.
Mehcad Brooks nabs a role in IDENTITY, a drama centering on Mia, a young woman who needs an organ transplant to survive but finds out her family is the target of a CIA investigation and they’re looking to her to inform on them. Brooks will play Brennan, the CIA agent assigned to Mia. He is repped by Mosaic and Gersh.
Manish Dayal has joined the CW pilot Identity, exec produced by Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci. It centers on a young New Yorker who learns she needs an organ transplant to survive and her only living relative is a newfound half-brother. She connects with them only to find they’re the target of a CIA investigation for involvement in domestic terrorism, and the agency wants her as their newest informant. Dayal is repped by Innovative, Industry and Bloom Hergott.
Nora Dunn is set as a series regular on iZOMBIE, a supernatural crime drama centering on a med-student-turned zombie who gets a job at a morgue so she can fulfill her desire to eat brains. Dunn will play the mother of the lead character. She is repped by Pakula King & Associates and Lighthouse Entertainment.
Lee Norris will reprise his role as Stuart Minkus on Disney Channel’s “Boy Meets World” spinoff, “Girl Meets World.” A series which centers on Cory and Topanga’s daughter. Norris will guest star in one episode when the show premieres this summer.
Joanna Going nabs a series regular role on the drama series NAVY ST. Set against the backdrop of a mixed martial arts gym, the story follows a former fighter who never made it big is now sober. Going will play the fighters ex wife. She’s repped by AKA and Vanguard.
Hip hop industry drama, EMPIRE, adds Malik Yoba to the cast. The series centers on Lucious Lyon, a charismatic music superstar who is about to take his company public. Yoba will play Lucious’s longtime friend and business associate, Vernon Turner. He is repped by Innovative and the Arlook Group.
Amy Sedaris will star opposite Jane Krakowski in the comedic mystery, DEAD BOSS. It centers on overachiever Helen Stephens who is wrongly convicted of killing her boss and must rely on her sister to confirm her innocence.
Dave Annable joins RED BAND SOCIETY, a coming of age drama exploring the lives of a group of teens living in a hospital who form an unlikely bond. Annable will play a pediatric oncologist and surgeon trying to keep his distance (emotionally) from the young patients. He is repped by CAA and Barking Dog Entertainment.
Gabourey Sidibe joins the cast of the LEE DANIELS-DANNY STRONG drama. The family drama centers on the head of a hip hop record label. Sidibe will be playing Becky, the executive’s hard working assistant. She is repped by UTA and Jill Kaplan.
John Corbett has signed on to star opposite Denis Leary in the musical comedy SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL. The story centers on Johnny Rock, lead singer of a 90s rock group and his best friend Flash (Corbett) who, 25 years after their prime, try to get the band back together. Corbett is repped by Gersh and Lovett Management.
Bailee Madison will co-lead the Hallmark Channel’s TV movie “Northpole,” the network’s first full-length, two-hour original holiday movie penned by Gregg Rossen and Brian Sawyer. The movie tells the story of a reporter who tries to recapture the joy of the holiday season to save Christmas in a world that is losing its faith. She is repped by Coast to Coast Talent Group and John Carrabino Management.
Christopher McDonald and Trevor Donovan have joined the miniseries Texas Rising from A+E Studios and ITV Studios America. The projec will detail the Texas Revolution against Mexico and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers. McDonald is repped by Gersh and Brillstein and Donovan is with APA and Michael Yanni Management.
New comedy series, LIVESAVER, nabs Harriet Harris. The series will center on neurotic Dr. Graham Permenter and free-wheeling Leon who become irrevocably linked when Leon saves Graham’s life by giving him a kidney. Harris will play Permenter’s mother, Liz. She is repped by BRS/GAGE.
Dana DeLorenzo and Kim Shaw join the comedy TWO TO GO, which centers on two best friends who struggle with the challenges of dating as their group of friends try to convince them they’re destined to be together. DeLorenzo and Shaw will play a lesbian couple who are friends with the lead characters. DeLorenzo is repped by TalentWorks and 3 Arts while Shaw is repped by Innovative and Marilyn Glasser.
S. Epatha Merkerson will have a recurring role on the NBC drama pilot Babylon Fields, from Michael Cuesta, Gerald Cuesta and Michael Atkinson. The project is about a town’s residents coming back from the dead. Merkerson is repped by ICM and McGowan Management.
Morgan Spector has been cast as a series regular on COERCION, a thriller surrounding the O’Connor family and their war veteran son, Alex who doesn’t know that the rest of his family is part of a Russian sleeper cell. Spector is repped by Innovative Artists and Wright Entertainment.
Ben Koldyke has joined NBC’s comedy series Mr. Robinson. Mr. Robinson stars Craig Robinson as a journeyman musician who gets a job as a music teacher at a middle school. Koldyke is repped by Gersh and manager, Brian Medavoy.
Janina Gavankar will co-star in NBC’s drama pilot The Mysteries Of Laura, written by Jeff Rake and directed by McG. Based on the popular Spanish series, the series follows the life and relationships of Laura Diamond, a female homicide detective who can handle murderous criminals – but not her hell-raising twin children. Gavankar is repped by APA, Sanders-Armstrong and Felker Toczek.
Brandon Smith has been cast in NBC‘s multi-camera pilot One Big Happy, from Warner Bros TV and A Very Good Production. Written by Liz Feldman and directed by Scott Ellis, it centers on two platonic friends since childhood – a lesbian, Lizzy, and her straight male best friend, Luke – who have been living together and trying to have a baby via artificial insemination for some time. They finally get pregnant just as Luke meets and impulsively marries the love of his life, Prudence. Smith is repped by DBA, LEG Management and Morris Yorn.
Barry Rothbart is the new male lead of LOVE IS RELATIVE, a comedy centering on a couple whose marriage looks different after her newly divorced brother, Josh, moves in. Rothbart is repped by ICM and 3 Arts.
Emily Bergl has been promoted to a series regular for Season 5 of the Showtime dramedy, Shameless. The show is about Chicagoan, Frank Gallagher, who is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be… perhaps better off. Bergl is repped by Innovative and Thruline.
Andrea Bogart has received a recurring role on Showtime’s Ray Donovan. Ray Donovan stars Liev Schreiber as LA’s best professional fixer, the man called in to make the city’s celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls’ most complicated and combustible situations go away. Bogart is with Bohemia Group and Intelligence Artists Agency.
Ben Daniels is on board to star in FLESH AND BONE, a ballet drama that follows a young, troubled dancer as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York. Daniels will star as artistic director Paul Grayson. He is repped by Gersh.
Kyle Howard will topline TBS’ Your Family or Mine opposite Kat Foster. Written by Greg Malins, the show centers on young married couple Oliver and Kelli, who are living proof of the adage, “When you marry someone, you don’t just marry them, you marry their whole family.” The series will alternate episodes, focusing on Oliver and Kelli’s respective families. Howard is repped by UTA and Himber. Foster is repped by Paradigm, Authentic and Schreck Rose.
Jennifer Beals is set as the lead in the supernatural medical drama, PROOF. The series will center on Beals’ character, Dr. Kathryn Russo, a surgeon who has recently lost her son and starts investigating supernatural occurrences looking for proof of an existence beyond death. Beals is repped by APA, Untitled and Patti Felker.
John Kapelos and Lindsey Haun will have recurring roles on USA’s police drama Graceland. Kapelos is repped by Glick, Characters Talent Agency and A.D.S. Management. Haun is repped by Talent Works and Bohemia Group.