Five pilots beef up casts
Ben Rappaport, Donald Faison among actors landing rolesIn the latest round of pilot castings, newcomer Ben Rappaport has landed the lead on the NBC comedy "Outsourced," "Scrubs" alum Donald Faison has joined CBS' comedy "The Odds," Autumn Reeser has been cast in ABC's drama "No Ordinary Family," Todd Stashwick has been added to ABC's untitled Dana Gould comedy at ABC, and Natalie Martinez has come aboard ABC's drama "187 Detroit."
"Outsourced," from UMS, is an office comedy about a recently demoted manager (Rappaport) at a novelties company who is shipped to India to manage a ragtag group of customer-service reps.
Rappaport is repped by Gersh and One Management.
"Odds," from WBTV, is a buddy-cop show set in Las Vegas, where the cops are as outrageous as the crimes they solve. Faison will play Tyler, the new lead homicide detective who took over for the recently demoted Wade (Sullivan Stapleton).
Faison, who last season co-starred in another cop comedy pilot, ABC's "The Law," is repped by UTA and Rigberg Entertainment.
"Family," from ABC Studios, revolves around an American family whose members have special abilities. Reeser will play the perky lab assistant to the mother, who has not been cast. The father is played by Michael Chiklis.
Reeser, who recurs on HBO's "Entourage" and recently wrapped the film "The Big Bang," is repped by Gersh and Kritzer Levine Wilkins Griffin.
ABC's untitled Gould project, from WBTV, stars Gould as a high school guidance counselor and father to two young children who is caught between the old-school parenting beliefs of his father (Brian Dennehy) and his wife's progressive ideals.
Stashwick, who recently recurred on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Heroes," is repped by APA and Meghan Schumacher.
"Detroit," from ABC Studios, revolves around Detroit's top homicide division as seen through the cameras of a fictitious documentary crew.
Martinez, repped by WME and KLWG, will play a tough detective.