'The Pacific' actor joins ABC's 'Cutthroat'

7:00 PM PST 03/02/2010 by Nellie Andreeva, AP

Jon Seda, Lindsay Price, Eliza Coupe land pilot roles

"The Pacific" standout Jon Seda has been tapped to co-star opposite Roselyn Sanchez in ABC's dramedy pilot "Cutthroat," Lindsay Price has been cast as a lead in ABC's comedy pilot "Who Gets the Parents?" and "Scrubs" star Eliza Coupe will co-star on ABC's comedy pilot "Happy Endings."

Meanwhile, Jesse Bradford has joined NBC's untitled John Eisendrath drama pilot for NBC, Jason Behr and Merle Dandridge have been added to ABC's drama pilot "The Matadors," Missi Pyle and Johnny Sneed have landed leads on ABC's comedy pilot "How to Be a Better American" and Diedrich Bader and Jessica Gower have boarded NBC's comedy pilot "Outsourced."

In other pilot news, CBS has pushed the untitled Redlich/Bellucci drama because of difficulties casting the lead.

"Cutthroat" centers on Nina Cabrera (Sanchez), an upscale Beverly Hills widow and soccer mom who runs an international drug cartel. Seda, repped by ICM and A Management, will play her cousin and second in command.

"Parents" revolves around a couple (Jane Kaczmarek, Adam Arkin) who are divorcing after 30 years and take more active roles in the lives of their three adult children.

The WME-repped Price, who starred on NBC's "Lipstick Jungle" and ABC's "Eastwick," will play their slightly spoiled daughter-in-law.

"Endings" revolves around a couple who, after breaking up at the altar, must figure out how they and their four friends can maintain their relationship. Coupe, repped by WME and Kirsten Ames, will play one of the friends, the first to settle down and move to the suburbs.

For Coupe, the casting is in second position to "Scrubs."

The Eisendrath project centers on a conservative Supreme Court justice who goes into private practice. Bradford will play his Yale-educated clerk.

"Matadors" is a "Romeo and Juliet"-style drama about two feuding families' battle against each other as one populates the state attorney's office and the other manages an influential private law firm. Behr, repped by Gersh and Robert Stein, will play a member of one of the families, a formidable prosecutor. SDB-repped Dandridge will play an investigator for the other family.

"American" centers on a father (Jason Jones) who embarks on a journey to be a better person and drags along his family kicking and screaming. Pyle will play his stressed-out wife. Sneed will play his lazy, unemployed father.

"Outsourced" is an office comedy about a recently demoted manager (Ben Rappaport) at a novelties company who is shipped to India to manage a ragtag group of customer-service reps. Gower will pay a statuesque Australian who runs a call center. Bader plays the chief of another call center who refuses to assimilate to Indian culture and has American junk food shipped to him.
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