Perrineau an 'Unusuals' suspect

'Lost' actor finds ABC pilot presentation; Gomez hit by 'Cupid' arrow

On the heels of his exit from ABC's "Lost," Harold Perrineau has joined ABC's one-hour pilot presentation "The Unusuals."

In other ABC pilot castings, Rick Gomez has been tapped to co-star in the dramedy "Cupid," Gail O'Grady has been tapped for a lead role on the untitled Dave Hemingson drama and Sarah Lafleur has been tapped to co-star in the untitled David Kohan/Max Mutchnick comedy.

"Unusuals," from Sony TV, is a dramedy set at a New York police precinct. Perrineau will play Detective Leo Banks, who never takes off his Kevlar vest as he worries that he might die.

The APA-repped Perrineau, who recently completed a second stint on "Lost," next stars in the Sony prison drama "Felon."

The ABC Studios-produced "Cupid" is an updated version of Rob Thomas' 1990s comedy and centers on Trevor (Bobby Cannavale), who thinks he is the Roman god of love.

Gomez will play Felix, the owner of a struggling Manhattan dive bar who rents a room to Trevor.

Gomez, who next will appear in Taylor Hackford's "Love Ranch," is repped by APA and the Collective.

The Dave Hemingson project, from 20th TV, is an ensemble series centered on a law school grad (Matt Long) from a blue-collar background who joins a Los Angeles boutique law firm. O'Grady will play Susan Oppenheim, a cutthroat attorney at the firm who is married to the managing partner.

Also cast in the pilot as guest stars are George Segal, Lolita Davidovich and Alexandra Holden. O'Grady, who recurred on ABC's "Boston Legal," is repped by APA and manager Alan Lezman. Davidovich, who recurred on ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money," is repped by Fortitude and manager Nancy Sanders. Holden (NBC's "Friday Night Lights") is repped by APA and Brillstein Entertainment.

The untitled Kohan/Mutchnick comedy, from WBTV, revolves around two men — Derek (Josh Cooke), who is straight, and Drew (Alan Tudyk), who is gay — who are lifelong best friends and business partners.

Lafleur will play Audrey, Derek's girlfriend.

Lafleur, who is under a talent deal with ABC, is repped by Abrams Artists and attorney Jeff Bernstein. (partialdiff)
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