TV Pilot & Series Casting (10.17.14)

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ABC

is headed to , the 1980s comedy from Adam Goldberg. She will guest star as Evelyn, a mini-version of Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey), including the uncontrollable need to smother even though she’s a teenager. Grant is repped by and Sweeney Entertainment.

and have both joined the cast of the upcoming drama series . The series follows the women behind the astronauts during America’s race to space. Bethel has been cast as Scott Carpenter, a laid back astronaut and the husband of Rene Carpenter. Handler will play Duncan Dunk Pringle, a former athlete and PR officer at NASA. Bethel is repped by Gersh, LINK Entertainment, and , while Handler is with .

AMC

, , , , and will all star in , an eight-episode sci-fi drama. The project, adapted from the Swedish series, is set in a parallel present where the hottest gadget on the market is a highly developed robot servant, which is strikingly similar to its human counterpart. Parkinson and Goodman-Hill play a couple who purchase a refurbished bot (Chan) and learn that sharing their home with a machine has consequences. Maskell will play Pete Drummond, a member of the Special Technologies Task Force, while Morgan has been cast as Leo, a man who is on the run from the law. Parkinson is repped by , Goodman-Hill is repped by . Chan is with and , Maskell is with , and Morgan is repped by .

has booked a recurring role on the fifth season of . The zombie series follows a group of regular people who battle the undead and each other, just trying to survive in the new world order. Breckenridge has been cast as Samantha, a strong, smart, articulate woman with a vulnerable side. Breckenridge is repped by Gersh and .

CBS

and Beverly D’Angelo have both been cast in guest spots on . The comedy series, now in its second season, stars Allison Janney and Anna Faris as a mother and daughter battling alcoholism. Hanks will play a potential love interest of Faris’, while D’Angelo will play the ex-wife of Faris’ father, played by Kevin Pollak. Hanks is repped by and , D’Angelo is repped by ICM.

and are joining the cast of WITH JON STEWART. Minhaj has signed on as a correspondent, beginning next month, while Noah will be joining in December as a contributor. Minhaj is repped by Principato-Young Entertainment. Noah is repped by and Levity Entertainment Group.

is set to guest star on , the CSI spin-off that follows Special Agent Avery Ryan as she works to solve crimes as a CyberPsychologist for the FBI. He will pay Aaron Sifte, son of Deputy Director Simon Sifte (Peter MacNicol), who participates in cyber bullying. Gamble is repped by and .

Comedy Central

has joined the cast of , a miniseries based on Alice Hoffman’s historical novel. The project, from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, centers on four women whose lives intersect as they fight to survive at the seige of Masada. Neill has been cast as Josephus, a first century Jewish scholar and historian. He is repped by ICM, and .

Fox

has booked a role on the upcoming holiday episode of . Eichner has been cast as Barry, an airline representative who meets the gang while they’re truing to get out of LA for the Christmas holiday. Eichner is repped by .

will now be a series regular for the third season of . The crime drama centers on a brilliant but psychotic serial killer who leads a cult of fellow killers. Henry plays Dr. Arthur Strauss on the series, the mentor of James Purefoy’s psychotic Joe. He is repped by .

has landed a recurring role on , the comedy about a young woman who moves into an apartment loft with three single men. Lee will play the granddaughter of Tran (Ralph Ahn), the elderly mute man that Nick (Jake Johnson) once befriended in a park. She is repped by and .

FX

has landed a recurring role on the sixth and final season of drama series . The series stars Timothy Olyphant as a U.S. Marshall who is reassigned from Miami to his dinky home town. Roberts will play Mundo, an ex-military man from Colorado. He is repped by and .

HBO

has been cast as the lead in Steve McQueen’s drama pilot . The series centers on Beverly Snow (Terrell), a young man from Queens as talented as he is ambiguous and explores a young black man’s experience entering New York high society. This is ’s first screen credit.

has booked a two-episode arc opposite Lisa Kudrow on . The series, which was recently revived at HBO stars Kudrow as a has-been sitcom star who is poised for a comeback. Rogen will play himself in the series. He is repped by and .

Lifetime

has signed on to , the fourth (and finale) installment of the Flowers in the Attic series. Based on the V.C. Andrews novel, the series centers a troubled family with dark, complicated secrets. Seeds of Yesterday will follow the Dollangager family as their deeply troubled relationships, dark secrets, and tragedy come to a head and will haunt the family forever. Hanratty will play Cindy Sheffield, the rebellious adopted daughter of Chris and Cathy Dollanganger. She is repped by and .

MTV

is joining the cast of . The comedy centers on 22-year-old everyman Andy (Allman), who, after catching his girlfriend cheating, accidentally rear-ends Ken Jeong’s car. Jeong, playing himself, takes it upon himself to teach him how to man up. Allman is repped by Gersh and 3 Arts Entertainment. and also star.

, , and have all joined the cast of . The dark comedy pilot, directed by Zach Braff, follows Katie, an overworked assistant who finds out that her dragon lady boss is missing and she’s the prime suspect. Alvarez, repped by Luber Roklin Entertainment and , will play Wyatt, a co-worker of Katie’s, while Bledsoe, repped by , has been cast as Josh Welsh, a political advisor. Goh, repped by Gersh and The Group Entertainment, will play Andrew, a slacker intern.

Showtime

has booked a major recurring role on the seventhn season of . The series stars Edie Falco as drug addicted nurse who struggles to balance her work life and her personal life. Shamos will play Anders Carlsson, a Norwegian real estate developer. He is repped by and

The UP

and have been cast in the UP Network’s LYFE’S JOURNEY. The TV movie follows a successful bank manager, devoted husband and father of a little girl — with another on the way — whose life crashes in on itself in a tough economy. Robinson will play David Lyfe, the lead. Jones is set to play Pastor Taylor, who shows Lyfe kindness, in the process revealing that everything in life has a purpose. Robinson is repped by and Jones is repped by and .

WE tv

is in final negotiations to play the lead in , the original scripted series from and Blumhouse Television. The supernatural thriller set in South Carolina centers on Maria Abascal (Suvari), a demon-hunter-for-hire whose power stems from within. Jason Blum and Eli Roth are producing. Suvari is repped by ICM and .

Yahoo

and have joined the cast of Paul Feig’s . The half hour comedy project centers on a group of space explorers in the 22nd Century who are already sick and tired of mapping the known universe. Bealieu will voice a robot, just like he did on Mystery Science Theater 3000. Karen Soni, Eugene Cordero, Milana Vayntrub, Conor Leslie, Neil Casey, and Bess Rous round out the cast. Beaulieu is repped by and .

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