TV PILOT & SERIES CASTING (04.25.14)

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Amazon

New comedy gains two big names: and . Chalke will play the lead opposite writer Jay Chandrasekhar. The show centers on a group of thirtysomething friends, specifically when one friend accidentally catches two of the group having a sexual liaison. Also joining the cast are , , , Hayes Macarthur and . Chalke is repped by , Blair is with Gersh.

“True Blood’s” is set to star in , a drama revolving around an estranged son who has to return to work with his father and brother at the family’s gun manufacturing company after a corporate rival, run by their uncle, moves to take them over. Trammell will star as the disillusioned son, Richard Paxson. He is repped by .

CBS

has signed on for CUZ-BROS, a new comedy centering on Nick, a successful ladies man who works as a sportscaster for a Los Angeles TV station whose life gets turned upside down when his cousin comes to stay. Gomez will join Geoff Stults and Parker Young as Phil, Nick’s boss at the station. Gomez is repped by and Intellectual Artists Management.

will get back to her TV roots in , signing on to be the voice of the mother who will be played by Greta Gerwig. Ryan is repped by ICM.

HBO

is set to replace Robert De Niro (who himself replaced James Gandolfini) on the mini-series . Turturro will play Jack Stone, an ambulance chasing NYC attorney who gets in over his head when he takes on the case of a Pakistani man accused of murdering a young girl. De Niro stepped down due to scheduling conflicts. Turturro is repped by ICM.

and are joining for its fourth season. They will play students in the writing program that Lena Dunham’s character, Hannah, attends. Akhavan is repped by while Kendall is with Abrams Artists and .

History

and join the cast of TEXAS RISING, a mini-series detailing the Texas Revolution against Mexico. Coiro, repped by and Untitled, will play Vern Elwood while Egender, repped by and , will play Beans Wilkins, a Ranger who is always hungry. Already attached to the show are Bill Paxton, Ray Liotta and Brendan Fraser.

has also been set to star in TEXAS RISING as Gator Davis, a fearless Texas Ranger who meets danger head on.

Showtime

has landed a recurring role on playing a motivational speaker who needs Ray’s help. The show centers on Liev Schreiber’s character, Donovan, who is LA’s best professional fixer. Bailey is repped by and .

USA

will appear as a series regular on , a medical drama following Dr. Rush, a “medical fixer” who caters to the Hollywood elite. Tate will play Rush’s best friend Dr. Alex Thomas. He is repped by and .

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