Rhys Darby will star in KEEP CALM AND KAREY ON, alongside Kelly Preston, who plays the titular role, a straight-edge woman who decides to raise her brother’s children when he goes to jail. Darby will play her husband. The actor has previously starred on “Flight of the Conchords” and is repped by CAA.
Regina King will star in the comedy DIVORCE: A LOVE STORY. The project centers on a once-married couple (Jason Jones and Andrea Anders) who realize that despite how bad their relationship was, they’re even worse off separated. King will play Jones’ best friend’s wife. She currently stars on “Southland” and “The Big Bang Theory” and will appear in the drama remake “The Big Chill”. She is repped by ICM.
Rhys Wakefield has taken a role on RITA as her oldest son, who has a close relationship with her. Wakefield starred in the 2012 drama “Nobody Walks” and will next appear in “The Purge”. He is repped by CAA.
Debra Messing will have a starring role in the untitled comedy pilot from Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky. Messing will play a mother who gets herself through her day-to-day trials and tribulations by lying extensively. Messing currently stars on “Smash” and will next appear in the drama “Fugly”. She is repped by Gersh. Paul Adelstein will play her wife, Bryan, whose unaware of the extent to which his wife lies. He is repped by Abrams Artists Agency.
Rob Huebel will star in the comedy pilot JACKED UP. The project centers on a retired baseball player (Patrick Warburton) who decides to start the new chapter of his life by finding a wife. Huebel will play his best friend, who helps him out along the way. Last year Huebel starred in “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” and “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” and he will next be seen in the horror-comedy “Hell Baby”. He is repped by UTA. Tyne Daly and Missi Pyle have also joined the cast as Warburton’s mother and sister respectively.
Seth Green has been cast in the lead role in the comedy series DADS. The project centers on two thirty-year-old guys (Green and Tommy Dewey) whose fathers move in with them. The series will reunite Green with Seth MacFarlane, who created the series as well as “Family Guy”, in which Green voices Chris Griffin. He will appear in the film “Sexy Evil Genius”. He is repped by UTA. Vanessa Lachey has replaced Erin Pineda for the role of Camilla, Dewey’s wife. She is repped by UTA.
Nelson Franklin has joined the cast of HOLDING PATTERNS as Chad, one of the survivors of a plane crash whose life drastically changes. Franklin was featured in Ben Affleck’s acclaimed pic “Argo” and stars as Robby on “New Girl”. He is repped by WME. Oscar Nunez has also joined the cast as Mickey, Chad’s lit agent. Nunez is best known for his role of Oscar on “The Office”. He is repped by Stone Manners Salners Agency. Erinn Hayes has also joined the cast as Leah, the female lead. She currently stars on Cartoon Network’s “Childrens Hospital” and is repped by UTA.
Griffin Newman will star in the untitled comedy pilot from Lorne Michaels. John Mulaney also stars as a naive man who only wants to be a good person, but his intentions often clash with his roommates, one of which Newman will play. Newman previously starred on the series “Political Animals” and “Gravity”. He is repped by ICM.
Xosha Roquemore will star in a recurring role in KIRSTIE’S NEW SHOW, starring, of course, Kirstie Alley. Roquemore will play Tanya, Alley’s chef. Roquemore has previously starred on the series “Southland” and “Rescue Me” and will next appear in the comedy film “G.B.F”. She is repped by SDB Partners.
Frances Conroy will star in several episodes of ROYAL PAINS for the upcoming season. Conroy will play Blythe Ballard, the wealthy estate neighbor next to the Lawsons. Conroy has starred in “American Horror Story” and “Happy Town” and is repped by ICM.
NECESSARY ROUGHNESS has added Karissa Lee Staples as a regular. She will play Paloma, Dr. Santino’s ambitious, fresh-out-of-college assistant. Staples previously starred as Patty on the reboot of “90210” and is repped by APA.