TV PILOT & SERIES CASTING (04.18.14)

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ABC

“Hell on Wheels” star is set to star in as Louise Shepard, the intensely private wife of the first American in space, Alan Shepard. McElligott is repped by .

Also joining are and . Harrison will play Gordon Cooper, one of the original astronauts who is on the verge of a divorce but convinces his wife to stay when he learns he’s going to space. McCusker has been cast as Wally Schirra, another astronaut who’s a bit of a prankster. McCusker is repped by and Kritzer Levine Wilkins Griffin Nilon Entertainment. Harrison is with and .

AMAZON

Amazon has decided to recast the male lead for their comedy pilot . The show chronicles the love lives and adventures of a group of young expatriates in Paris. Shaun Evans is leaving the show.

BET

(of “CSI” fame) will have a recurring role on which follows a successful female TV news anchor. Dourdan will join Gabrielle Union as a smoothly charming retired civil trial attorney who gives an exclusive interview to Union. Dourdan is repped by and ATA.

FOX

“CSI” alum will guest star on an episode of .

FX

Dennis O’Hare will reprise his role as Spaulding in . He will appear in all ten episodes of the season opposite Jessica Lange.

HISTORY

Miniseries TEXAS RISING adds to the cast. The drama centers on the Texas Revolution against Mexico and the rise of the Texas Rangers. Busey will play the older brother of Samuel Wallace. He is repped by and .

LMN

joins , a TV movie centering on a girl who can’t stop dreaming about a night that never happened involving a sorority hazing ritual that ends in the death of a young girl. She wakes up to find that she sustained a brain injury preventing her from forming new memories. Allen will play Dr. Trent Rothman, the girl’s doctor and college friend. He is repped by and .

VH1

has been cast in , the sequel to the 2002 feature “Drumline.” The story follows an upper class Brooklyn girl who defies her parents by attending a college in Louisiana and joining their once-prominent drumline. Roberts reprises his role as Sean Taylor. He is repped by Greene & Associates and .

WGN America

joins as Dottie, a confident, young leader among her peers. The series explores what fueled the Salem, Massachusetts witch hunts and subsequent trials. Hanratty is repped by and .

will have a recurring role on , a drama set during the mission to build the first atomic bomb in New Mexico. London will play a genius and the guiding force behind the Manhattan Project. He is repped by .

will also join with a recurring role as a hardcore Puritan who led the way across the ocean in the 1600s. Lang is repped by .

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