Alan Tudyk and Rex Lee, two regulars on ABC’s SUBURGATORY, will not be returning for the next season. Tudyk is repped by Gersh and Lee by Stone Manners Salners Agency. Likewise, Ashley Madekwe will not be returning to the next season of REVENGE due to the way the storyline is going. She is repped by Gordon and French.
Noah Taylor has been cast alongside Logan Marshall-Green in QUARRY. The story focuses on a Marine sniper who returns from Vietnam to the disappointment of his family and the hate of the public. Taylor will assume the role of Buddy, an assassin for hire that shows the sniper the ropes. Taylor most recently appeared in the feature “Lawless” and maintains a recurring role as Locke on “Game Of Thrones”. Taylor is repped by Greene & Associates Talent Agency.
Melissa Leo has signed on to co-star in WAYWARD PINES with Matt Dillon. The show, adapted from Blake Crouch’s novel “Pines” by Chad Hodge, follows secret service agent Ethan Burke (Dillon) who is tasked with tracking down two FBI agents who have gone missing in Wayward Pines, Idaho. Leo will play Pam, the nurse that initially takes care of Ethan when he first arrives in the town. Leo is repped by CAA.
Tracy Morgan has just secured the lead role in the pilot of his own comedy DEATH PACT. The show will focus on a pot-dealing high school athletic coach who drags 3 friends in need into his new self help philosophy that requires the use of radical consequences. Morgan just wrapped up co-starring on “30 Rock” and will next be appearing in the features “Nailed” and “ID Theft”. Morgan is repped by CAA.
Judy Greer will star in Andrew Gurland’s untitled comedy. The project centers around two women who go to extreme lengths to save their marriages. Greer will play Nat Faxon’s character’s wife, who are having trouble in the bedroom. Greer, who is repped by CAA, currently voices Cheryl on FX’s “Archer” and has had a recurring role on “Arrested Development”.
The network announced that both Briga Heelan and Matthew Wilkas will be departing the multi camera comedy UNDATEABLE. Heelan’s departure stems from scheduling conflicts with her series regular role on the TBS comedy “Ground Floor”. The reasons for Wilkas departing are unknown at the moment, but similar scheduling conflicts with an untitled Michael Lannan TV movie could be the cause. The network has yet to announce who will be filling the two positions. Heelan is repped by Gersh. Wilkas is managed by The Katz Company.
Jenna Elfman has officially netted a role on the NBC comedy THE FAMILY GUIDE. She will take on the character that was originally played by Parker Posey. The show centers around a young boy who watches as his family grows closer together when his adolescent mother and blind father divorce. Elfman appeared as a regular on the show “Dharma & Greg” and the recently canceled “1600 Penn”, and had a brief 7 episode stint on “Damages”. Elfman is repped by WME.
Tracy Letts has officially been moved up to a regular character for the third season of HOMELAND. He was previously scheduled to just be a recurring character on the new season. He will play Sen. Andrew Lockhart, a tough-as-nails government official leading the investigation into the recent terror attack. Letts penned the script for the upcoming “August: Osage County”, for which he scored a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for. Letts is repped by Innovative Artists.