TV Pilot & Series Casting (12.12.14)

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ABC

has landed the male lead in the comedy pilot . The series, which is now undergoing its second pilot (it was passed over last season with a different cast), follows the ups and downs of an eccentric and self-absorbed couple. Long is repped by Gersh.

has been cast in a recurring role on the current season of MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. He will play the ex-boyfriend of Agent Melinda May. Underwood is repped by and .

The CW

will reprise his role on this season. Stormare plays the villain Count Vertigo. He is repped by and .

will recur on , that follows the aftermath that occurs when a mysterious object crashes on Earth, causing a group of seemingly unconnected people to die. Duke will play  a journalist who seeks justice after an agricultural experiment goes awry in a West African village. He is repped by and .

FX

and will star in the first season of , “The People V. O.J. Simpson.” Each season of the show will focus on a different famous crime. Gooding Jr. will play Simpson, while Paulson will play prosecutor Marcia Clark. Gooding Jr. is repped by ; Paulson is repped by and .

and have been cast in the second season of . The new season will return to Minnesota in a different time period (this time 1979) for a different true crime. Dunst will play a small-town beautician with big dreams, and Plemons will play her confused but supportive husband. Dunst is repped by and ; Plemons is repped by .

HBO

, , , , , and Rick Springfield will appear in multiple episodes of the second season of , which focuses on three detectives and one criminal boss who get caught up in a murderous conspiracy. Rios will play a traumatized woman, while Blevins and Kerson will play committed members of the criminal organization. Omilami will play the police chief. Hinshaw plays a troubled actress. Rios is repped by and ; Blevins is repped by and ; Omilami is repped by ; Kerson is repped by ; Hinshaw is repped by and ; Springfield is repped by .

MTV

and have joined . Based on the Terry Brooks fantasy books, the series centers on the Shannara family, who centuries post-apocalypse, are empowered with an ancient magic. Butler will play the male lead, the half-elf, half-human last descendant of the Shannaras. Jakubenko will play an elfin prince, a party boy who’s looking for his place in the world. Butler is repped by and ; Jakubenko is repped by and .

NBC

has been cast in the freshman comedy MR. ROBINSON, replacing Jean Smart. The series centers on a failed musician who gets a as a music teacher at a high school, and puts the school’s rules to the test. Gilpin will play the school’s principal. She is repped by and the .

Netflix

will be a series regular on the third season of . De Pazzis will play an old woman in a deceptively young body who has close ties to the Godfrey family. She is repped by Gersh and .

Showtime

will play the female lead in the drama pilot . The series charts a showdown between a high finance hedge fund king and a U.S. Attorney. Siff will play the attorney’s wife, a drama coach who works with powerful figures in the world of high finance. Siff is repped by and .

, , and have joined the comedy pilot . The series centers on a middle-aged man who is thrown into disarray by the arrival of a 25-year-old wunderkind boss at his . Preston will play a senior account director at the company who must reinvent herself to survive the corporate shake up. Price and Royo will play a husband and wife who are each struggling to find their place in life. Preston is repped by and ; Price is repped by Gersh and ; Royo is repped by and .

Syfy

will be a main character on the pilot of , based on the novel by Lev Grossman. The series follows 20-somethings studying magic in New York City who take on a grave danger to humanity. Bishil will play the brilliant student Margo Hanson. She is repped by and Ken Jacobson Management.

TNT

will guest star on the season three finale of . She’ll play an astrologer who tries to help the major crimes unit solve a series of murders. Potts is repped by .

and are set to lead the pilot . The series follows a family who get trapped in a fantasy world following the disappearance of the author who created it. Everett will play the author. Everett is repped by Gersh and LA; Zoe is repped by Cunningham Escott Slevin & Doherty and .

, Brian F. O’Byrne, and have landed recurring roles on the second season of THE LAST SHIP. The series follows the crew of a Navy destroyer who are among the only survivors of a global epidemic. Moses will play a U.S. government official who is trying to protect his remaining citizens from the disease, while O’Byrne and Court will play British brothers whose wander across the path of the destroyer. Moses is repped by ; O’Byrne is repped by Gersh; Court is repped by .

has joined the cast of the pilot of the UNTITLED MIAMI COCAINE PROJECT, set in the world of the 70s Miami drug trade. McDonald will play the owner of a fishing supply company, who is part of the rich, elite section of Miami society. He is repped by Gersh and Partners.

will be a series regular in the upcoming second season of . The series follows a season-long murder investigation. Buckley will play the brother of Hildy, a recently promoted police officer. He is repped by and .

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