'Babylon' calls to Tamblyn
ABC OKs 'Cavemen' comedyAmber Tamblyn is set to star in CBS' drama pilot "Babylon Fields," while Oscar winner Rita Moreno has been tapped to co-star in CBS' untitled Cynthia Cidre drama pilot.
Additionally, Jay Harrington is set to star in ABC's comedy pilot "The News," Laura Harris has landed the last lead in ABC's drama pilot "Women's Murder Club," Krista Allen has come aboard NBC's comedy pilot "Business Class," Robert Vaughn has joined ABC's comedy pilot "Family of the Year," Grayson McCouch has come aboard Fox's drama pilot "The Apostles," Justin Hartley has nabbed the CW's untitled Maggie Friedman pilot, and Faith Ford has joined ABC's comedy pilot "Carpoolers."
In pilot pickup news, ABC has greenlighted the comedy "Cavemen."
20th TV's "Babylon" is an apocalyptic comedic drama about the dead being resurrected and trying to resume their former lives. Tamblyn will play a young woman who, after being abused by her father, teamed with her mom to kill him only to see him come back. Tamblyn ("Joan of Arcadia") next will appear in "Spring Breakdown." She is repped by Endeavor and Hyler Management.
CBS Paramount TV's Cynthia Cidre project centers on three generations of the Duques, a powerful Latin American family. Moreno (APA) will play the family matriarch and mother to Alex Vega (Jimmy Smits). Also cast in the pilot is Michael Trevino (Greene & Associates, manager Lena Roklin) as Vega's son. He will recur on FX's "The Riches."
ABC TV's "News" is set at a chaotic Phoenix TV newsroom. Harrington will play a news reporter with an irresistible urge to shake up the establishment. Also cast in the project is Tim Conlon as the male anchor. Harrington (ICM, A Management) recently recurred on "Desperate Housewives."
20th TV's "Club" centers on four girlfriends (Angie Harmon, Harris, Paula Newsome, Aubrey Dollar) who solve murder cases. Harris' series credits include "24" and "Dead Like Me."
NBC Uni TV's "Business Class" chronicles the adventures of two high-powered soda salesmen (Horatio Sanz, Mark Valley). Allen will play a rep for a competing soft drink company.
20th TV's "Family" revolves around 10-time family of the year winner the Holloways of Tatum, N.M. Vaughn will play Monty Holloway, the contemptuous grandfather. Vaughn (Stone Manners, manager Matthew Sullivan) most recently starred on the BBC/AMC series "Hustle."
20th TV's "Apostles" revolves around off-duty cops. McCouch (APA) will play an LAPD sergeant.
WBTV's untitled Maggie Friedman drama centers on a young female life coach. Hartley ("Smallville") will play her roommate.
ABC TV's "Carpoolers" follows four men who carpool to work. Ford (ICM, manager Becca Kovacik) will play the wife of one of them.
"Caveman," a single-camera comedy from writer Joe Lawson and ABC Television Studio, is inspired by the series of Geico ads featuring cavemen characters. It revolves around three proto-homosapiens struggling to live the lives of normal thirtysomething guys in contemporary Atlanta. Daniel Rappaport, Guymon Casady, Will Speck and Josh Gordon are executive producers. Speck and Gordon will direct the pilot.