March 23, 2011 4:25pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Eliza Dushku Joins Damon Wayans in CBS' Sports Radio Comedy Pilot
Eliza Dushku will join Damon Wayans in CBS' sports radio show, the network confirmed Wednesday.
The Dollhouse and Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum will play Casey, Nick's (Wayans) female counterpart, in the multicamera comedy pilot set at a sports radio station.
"It is with insanest excitement & awesomeness I get to finally fill you guys in: I've just landed a new CBS comedy pilot w/ my comic idol Mr. Damon Wayans! Stay tuned, there is a serious happy dance occurring at the moment!" Dushku said in announcing the deal on her Facebook page.
Written and executive produced by Bill Martin and Mike Schiff (Grounded for Life), the sports radio pilot is inspired by ESPN personality Colin Cowherd, who will serve as a producer. Eric and Kim Tannenbaum (Running Wilde, Two and a Half Men) will also exec produce the project, which hails from CBS Television Studios in association with the Tannenbaum Co. Andy Cadiff will direct the pilot.
The actress late last year was cast in TNT's pilot Bird Dog, which she dropped out of after less than a week.
She guest-starred on CBS' The Big Bang Theory this season.