Donald Sutherland joins CBS' 'Eastmans'

'Lost' alum Ian Somerhalder also lands pilot role

From the Darlings to the Eastmans: "Dirty Sexy Money" star Donald Sutherland is set to star on CBS' drama pilot "The Eastmans."

Meanwhile, "Lost" alum Ian Somerhalder is closing in on a lead on CW's drama pilot "Vampire Diaries," while Allison Munn has landed a lead on NBC's untitled Justin Adler comedy pilot.

Additionally, Joy Suprano has joined NBC's comedy pilot "100 Questions for Charlotte Payne," and Joaquim de Almeida has been added to CBS' drama pilot "Three Rivers."

WBTV's "Eastmans" revolves around a dysfunctional family of doctors. Sutherland will play the rogue and wealthy patriarch, a distinguished cardiologist.

The role is reminiscent of his larger-than-life Tripp Darling on ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money."

Sutherland is the latest "Money" alum to board a broadcast pilot in a central role. Peter Krause plays the lead on NBC's "Parenthood," and Zoe McLellan is the lead on CBS' "House Rules."

Based on the Alloy novels, WBTV's "Vampire" centers on Elena (Nina Dobrev), a tragic heroine who is the object of passion for two vampire brothers, one played by Somerhalder.

Somerhalder is best known for his role on ABC's "Lost," playing privileged Boone Carlyle, who became the first major character on the show to die. He is repped by Innovative and Untitled.

Also cast in the pilot are Michael Trevino, Katerina Graham, Sarah Carey, Zach Roerig, Candice Accola and Kayla Ewell.

Graham, repped by Pantheon and Jon Simmons, will play Elena's best friend, while Carey will play Elena's aunt. Innovative-repped Roerig will play Elena's former boyfriend, while Accola (Glick, Untitled) will play her rival. Trevino (Michael Greene, Luber Roklin) will play a cocky jock, with Ewell (Innovative, Brad Warshaw) playing his troubled girlfriend.

Sony/Tantamount's Justin Adler project, is about a multigeneration family led by a controlling mother who is not thrilled when her youngest son (Nick D'Agosto) brings his first series girlfriend (Munn) to meet the family.

UMS' "Charlotte" centers on a young woman navigating her life and friends. Suprano, repped by Gersh and 3 Arts, will play her best friend.

CBS Par's "Rivers" is about organ transplants through the eyes of doctors, donors and patients. De Almeida, repped by APA and Principal, will recur as the director of the institute of transplant medicine.
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