Brett Ratner to helm Fox's 'Cop House'

Christine Baranski, Chris Noth land pilot roles

Brett Ratner has signed on to direct and executive produce Fox's comedy pilot "Cop House," which has added Rachael Harris and Ajay Naidu to its cast.

Christine Baranski has been tapped as a regular and Chris Noth a guest star on CBS' drama pilot "The Good Wife," while David Wilson Barnes has landed a lead on CBS' drama "Eastman's."

20th TV's "House" is set at a halfway house for troubled cops. Harris, repped by UTA and Principato Young, will play the only female cop at the house, sent there for posing nude in Hustler. Naidu will play a cop with a drinking problem. They join previously cast Tony Hale.

Ratner will direct the pilot under his deal with 20th and exec produce alongside writer Adam Resnick, Marty Adelstein and Michael Thorn.

CBS Par's "Wife" centers on a politician's wife (Julianna Margulies) who gets a job as a junior associate at a top law firm.

Emmy winner Baranski will play the top litigator at the firm and in all of Chicago. Noth will play former DA in jail because of a sex scandal.

On WBTV's "Eastman's," about a complicated family of doctors, Innovative-repped Barnes will play one of the five siblings, a cardiologist.

In other pilot castings, Mercedes Masohn, repped by Michael Greene and Luber Rocklin, has joined ABC's comedy "The Law"; Adam Jamal Craig, repped by SMS and 1 Management, has come aboard CBS' drama "Washington Field"; Ana De La Reguera, repped by ICM and ROAR, has been added to ABC's drama "Empire State"; and Colton Dunn has been cast in Fox's comedy "Brothers" opposite Michael Strahan and Darryl Mitchell.
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