James Burrows, Rosie Perez join pilots
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CORRECTED 6:59 p.m. PT April 7, 2008
James Burrows has been tapped to direct CBS' comedy pilot "Single White Millionaire," Gary Fleder is in negotiations to helm ABC's drama presentation "Finnegan," and Bharat Nalluri is set to helm ABC's comedy pilot "Cupid."
On the casting side, Rosie Perez, Ramon Rodriguez and Amy Farrington have joined Geena Davis in CBS' drama pilot "Exit 19," Lance Barber has landed a lead in "Millionaire," Bill English has come on board Fox's comedy "Outnumbered" and David Rogers has been cast in the CW's drama pilot "Austin Golden Hour."
"Millionaire," from Warner Bros., is a multicamera comedy about an unassuming millionaire in his 30s (Fred Savage) who is ready to settle down. Barber, who is repped by APA and Principato-Young, will play his best friend from college, a comptroller. Last season, ICM-repped Burrows directed the pilots for "The Big Bang Theory" and "Back to You."
"Finnegan," from ABC Studios, focuses on the organized crime/vice unit in Los Angeles. Endeavor-repped Fleder, director/exec producer of ABC's "October Road," recently helmed the feature "The Express."
"Cupid," from ABC Studios, is an updated version of Rob Thomas' 1990s series for ABC. Nalluri earned an Emmy nomination for directing HBO's miniseries "Tsunami: The Aftermath."
"Exit 19," from CBS Paramount and ABC Studios, stars Davis as Gloria, a Manhattan homicide detective and single mom.
Perez will play Lorna, Gloria's Brooklyn-born partner on the police force. Rodriguez will play a smart and flirty cop who works with Gloria and Lorna. Farrington will play Davis' neighbor.
Farrington, who is recurring on Fox's "Back to You," is repped by APA and Meghan Schumacher.
"Outnumbered," from MRC and Hat Trick, centers on parents struggling to raise three intelligent and curious children. English will play the dad's younger brother. The actor, who starred on ABC's freshman comedy "Cavemen," was recently seen on stage in "The Twentieth Century" at the Roundabout theatre in New York. He is repped by Rebel and Kritzer Levine Wilkins.
In "Austin," a real-time medical drama from CBS Paramount, Rogers will play Ash, the chief resident. He is repped by Innovative.
James Hibberd contributed to this report.