NBC, ABC pilots add cast

Sommerville joins 'Off Duty'; Ferguson in for 'American Family'

Bonnie Sommerville has been tapped to co-star in NBC's comedy pilot "Off Duty," and Jesse Tyler Ferguson has joined ABC's comedy pilot "An American Family."

"Off Duty," from Universal Media Studios and Upright Citizens Brigade's Jason Mantzoukas, centers on a once-legendary police detective (Bradley Whitford) on his way down who complicates the life of his new partner (Romany Malco) -- a straight shooter on his way up -- both on duty and off.

Sommerville will play Malco's wife. Also cast in the pilot is Capethia Jenkins as the crusty police district chief.

Sommerville, who recently starred on ABC's "Cashmere Mafia," will next be seen in the feature "The Ugly Truth." She is repped by ICM and McKeon-Myones Management.

Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd's docu-style single-camera comedy "Family," from 20th TV, revolves around three families: one comprised of a working dad, stay-at-home mom and two kids; another that includes a 60-year-old man who becomes a stepfather after marrying a Latina who is 30 years his junior; and the third, a gay couple who have just adopted a Vietnamese baby. Ferguson will play one of the gay dads.

The actor, who co-starred on "The Class" and "Do Not Disturb," is repped by Endeavor and Authentic.
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