Billy Zane tapped for ABC pilot

Plus other castings for the 2008-09 season

Billy Zane has been tapped to star opposite Teri Polo in ABC's drama presentation "Finnegan."

Meanwhile, Rizwan Manji has come aboard the network's untitled Kohan/Mutchnick comedy pilot, Dorian Missick has been cast in ABC's comedy pilot "Bad Mother's Handbook" and Sprague Grayden has landed roles in FX's upcoming drama series "Sons of Anarchy" and Fox's "24."

"Finnegan," from ABC Studios, revolves around the organized crime/vice unit in Los Angeles, which is led by a tough female detective named Finnegan (Polo). Zane is set to play Deputy D.A. Brian Clark, who works closely with Finnegan.

Zane, whose upcoming credits include "Love N' Dancing," is repped by Paradigm, Luber Roklin Entertainment and attorney Richard Hume.

The untitled Kohan/Mutchnick comedy, from Warner Bros. TV, centers on two men -- Derek (Josh Cooke), who is straight, and Drew (Alan Tudyk), who is gay -- who are lifelong best friends and business partners. Manji will play Quan, the shy office IT guy.

Manji ("Charlie Wilson's War") is repped by DBA and attorneys Joan Silverman and Annette Alvarez.

"Handbook," from ABC Studios, is a single-camera comedy about a 32-year-old woman (Alicia Silverstone) who's busy taking care of her teenage daughter (Alia Shawkat) and her mother (Megan Mullally). Missick ("Six Degrees") will play a principal at the daughter's school with whom Silverstone has a drunken sexual encounter.

"Anarchy" revolves around a notorious outlaw motorcycle club's efforts to protect their town of Charming, Calif., from drug dealers and local corporate developers. Grayden is playing Donna Lerner, a biker's wife who puts pressure on her husband to stay away from the motorcycle club since his release from prison.

In "24," Grayden will recur as Olivia Taylor, the president's daughter.

The actress ("Jericho") is repped by Abrams Artists Agency and Untitled Entertainment.
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