NBC pilots flesh out casts

7:00 PM PST 03/11/2010 by Nellie Andreeva, AP

'Friends With Benefits,' 'Rockford Files' expand

Patrick J. Adams and Danneel Harris have landed the leads in NBC's comedy pilot "Friends With Benefits," and "Firefly" alum Alan Tudyk is set to co-star opposite Dermot Mulroney in NBC's pilot "Rockford Files."

"Benefits," directed by David Dobkin, explores romance through the eyes of five friends, each looking for "the one" but in the meantime settling for "friends with benefits." It centers on Ben (Adams), an Everyman who, while waiting for Ms. Perfect to come along, enjoys a relationship with Sara (Harris), a doctor trying to find Mr. Right.

Adams is repped by Gersh and Generate. Harris, an alumna of the CW's "One Tree Hill," is repped by Gersh and Untitled.

The new "Rockford," written by "House" creator David Shore, stars Mulroney as iconic PI Jim Rockford.

Tudyk will play Detective Dennis Becker, a friend of Rockford's who is a bit embarrassed by that since all the other cops hate him.

Tudyk, who most recently recurred on Fox's "Dollhouse" and ABC's "V," is repped by Gersh and Thruline.
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