Kennedy is 'Lee'-ward; Jones a cop
EmptyJamie Kennedy has been tapped to star opposite Lee Majors in Fox's single-camera comedy pilot "Me & Lee?" while Orlando Jones is set to star in ABC's untitled cop comedy pilot.
Meanwhile, Miguel Ferrer and Chris Bowers have been tapped to co-star in NBC's drama pilot "The Bionic Woman," a reimagination of the 1970s series that was a spinoff of Majors' signature series, "The Six Million Dollar Man."
Additionally, Barry Bostwick, Kristy Wu and Andre Holland have joined ABC's untitled Ric Swartzlander comedy pilot, and Ben Savage is set as Todd in the untitled Sachs/Judah pilot.
"Me & Lee?" from Lionsgate, centers on a guy (Kennedy) with chronic back pain who gets more than he bargained for when he undergoes "bionic" back surgery in a secret lab run by actor Lee Majors (playing himself) in the basement of his Beverly Hills mansion. Majors built the lab after becoming obsessed with bionics after "Man" went off the air.
Kennedy next appears in the documentary "Heckler," which premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival, and in the comedy feature "Kickin' It Old Skool." He is repped by CAA, Principato-Young Entertainment and attorney Mitch Smelkinson. Majors is managed by Denny Bond.
The untitled cops project, from CBS Par TV and ABC TV, follows the eccentric characters in a police precinct. Jones (UTA, Management 360, attorneys PJ Shapiro and Cliff Gilbert-Lurie) will play a charming and naive rookie detective assigned to the team.
"Bionic," from NBC Uni TV, centers on Jamie Sommers (Michelle Ryan), a bright woman who is transformed into a technological wonder with $50 million worth of bionic components implanted in her body. Ferrer will play the ruthless leader of the secret government agency that turned Sommers into a bionic woman. He co-stars on NBC's veteran drama "Crossing Jordan," also from NBC Uni TV, and it's understood that if "Bionic" goes to series, he might juggle both roles. Bowers (Gersh, Vincent Cirrincione & Associates) will play Sommers' supportive boyfriend.
The untitled Sachs/Judah project, from ABC TV, revolves around co-workers at a top law firm. Savage will play a new attorney at the firm.
The untitled Swartzlander pilot, from ABC TV, is set in a chaotic Phoenix TV newsroom. Bostwick will play the news director.