'Nip/Tuck' stars land pilot roles
Dylan Walsh, Joely Richardson join CBS, ABC dramas"Nip/Tuck" stars Dylan Walsh and Joely Richardson have been tapped to headline two broadcast drama pilots: CBS' "ATF" and ABC's "The Whole Truth," respectively.
In other pilot castings, "100 Questions" co-star David Walton has landed a lead role on NBC's comedy "Perfect Couples," Without a Trace" alum Eric Close is set to co-star in CBS' drama pilot "Chaos," Nicole Sullivan has come aboard CBS' comedy pilot "Shit My Dad Says" and Bob Odenkirk has joined CBS' comedy pilot "Team Spitz."
Additionally, Janeane Garofalo has come aboard CBS' untitled medical drama pilot from producer John Wells; Jacob Vargas has been added to CBS' drama pilot "The Odds"; Joel David Moore has joined NBC's comedy pilot "Nathan vs. Nurture"; and Amber Tamblyn, Kenneth Mitchell, Sam Witwer and David Giuntoli have landed leads in CBS' drama pilot "Quinn-Tuplets."
Written and to be directed by Michael Dinner, "ATF" centers on an ATF agent (Walsh) who hunts down the most dangerous criminals while trying to balance life as a father to the teenage daughter who has re-entered his life.
Hot off his seven-year turn on FX's "Nip/Tuck," on which Richardson played his wife, Walsh fielded multiple offers this pilot season. The actor, who next co-stars in the feature "Secretariat," is repped by Gersh and manager Bob McGowan.
The Jerry Bruckheimer-produced "Truth" is a legal drama that shows the defense and prosecution sides equally. It centers on Kathryn Pearle (Richardson), a successful New York prosecutor.
To accommodate Richardson, production on "Truth," originally planned for Los Angeles, is expected to be moved to New York if the show goes to series. She is repped by ICM and U.K.'s Abi Harris.
"Couples" is a romantic comedy revolving around three couples. Walton, repped by Gersh and Crestview, will play the opinionated and outspoken Vince, whose relationship with his girlfriend always is stormy.
"Chaos" revolves around a group of rogue CIA operatives, led by Rick Martinez (Freddy Rodriguez), who combat bureaucratic gridlock, rampant incompetence and political infighting.
The Gersh-repped Close will play the head of the Office of Disruptive Services team, a trained psychologist and tactical genius who can't understand why Rick was chosen for the team.
Based on the popular Twitter account, "Shit" revolves around Vince and his larger-than-life dad, Ed (William Shatner), who is prone to profane comments. Sullivan, repped by Innovative and the Safran Co., will play Vince's wife.
CBS' untitled medical drama, from Warner Bros. TV, revolves around a mobile medical team that travels the U.S. helping those in need get through life-and-death medical crises.
Garofalo will play the glue of the team, a nurse coordinator and operations manager.
"Nathan" centers on a heart surgeon (Jay Harrington) who reunites with his biological father (Bill Pullman) and underachieving brothers 35 years after his adoption. Moore, repped by Innovative and 3 Arts, will play the oldest brother, a BMW salesman.
"Odds" is a buddy-cop show set in Las Vegas, where the police are as outrageous as the crimes they solve.
Vargas, repped by Paradigm and Anonymous, will play a former gang banger-turned-cop who is the department's resident know-it-all.
Based on an Israeli series, "Quinn-tuplets" follows the personal and professional lives of the adult Quinn quintuplets, four of whom are played by Tamblin, Mitchell, Witwer and Giuntoli. Also cast in the pilot is Juliette Goglia as their half-sister.