Role call: Lehman, Hale, White
EmptyKristin Lehman has been tapped to co-star in NBC's one-hour pilot "Backyards & Bullets," while Lucy Hale has joined the cast of NBC's upcoming sci-fi series "Bionic Woman" as a regular.
Additionally, Julie White has been upped to a regular on ABC's upcoming comedy series "Cavemen."
"Backyards & Bullets" (formerly "The Watch"), from Sony Pictures TV and Pariah, was greenlighted in May after Charles McDougall was tapped to direct it (HR 5/22).
The one-hour from "There's Something About Mary" writers Ed Decter and John J. Strauss revolves around a suburban Neighborhood Watch group gone awry. The show centers on Lonnie, the new chief detective. Lehman will play his wife.
Lehman most recently co-starred on Fox's "Drive." Her series credits also include "Prison Break," "Killer Instinct" and "Century City." On the big screen, she most recently appeared in "The Sentinel."
Lehman is repped by Perry Zimel, Domain and attorney Diane Golden.
Inspired by the popular Geico insurance commercials, "Cavemen" revolves around three modern cavemen — Joel (Bill English), his younger brother (Sam Huntington) and Joel's cynical best friend (Nick Kroll) — as they struggle to fit into society.
White will reprise her guest-starring role from the pilot as the mother of the beautiful Southern woman (Kaitlin Doubleday) to whom Joel is engaged.
White won a Tony this year for her leading role in the play "The Little Dog Laughed." She is on the big screen in "Transformers."
White, whose series credits include "Grace Under Fire" and "Six Feet Under," is repped by Paradigm and Himber Entertainment.
On "Bionic," a contemporary re-imagining of the 1970s series that stars Michelle Ryan as Jamie Sommers, Hale will play Sommers' deaf younger sister.
She replaces Mae Whitman, who played the role in the pilot of the Universal Media Studios series.
Hale recently co-starred in the Fox pilot "The Apostles."