Several more pilots add cast members

Jimmy Wolk, left, Laz Alonso and Amaury Nolasco

Jimmy Wolk, Laz Alonso, Amaury Nolasco land roles

Jimmy Wolk has landed the lead in Fox's Marc Webb-directed drama pilot "Midland," and "Avatar" co-star Laz Alonso will star in another hourlong Fox pilot, "Breakout Kings."

Elsewhere, "Prison Break" alum Amaury Nolasco has joined NBC's Jerry Bruckheimer-produced pilot "Chase," "Crossing Jordan" alumna Kathryn Hahn has boarded Fox's comedy pilot "Most Likely to Succeed," Erinn Hayes has landed a lead in NBC's comedy pilot "This Little Piggy," Utkarsh Ambudkar will co-star in Fox's comedy pilot "Nevermind Nirvana" and Damon Wayans Jr. has come aboard the ABC comedy pilot "Happy Endings."

"Midland," from 20th TV, is a soap set against the backdrop of an oil business that centers on a polygamist (Wolk) living a double life. Wolk, who toplined the ABC pilot "Solving Charlie" last season, is repped by WME.

"Breakout," from 20th, is a procedural about a team of marshals and ex-cons that works to apprehend criminals who break out of prison. Alonso, repped by ICM and Thruline, will play the group's leader, a no-nonsense former military man.

"Chase," from Warner Bros. TV, revolves around a high-priority fugitive-apprehension team in South Texas. The WME-repped Nolasco, fresh off A&E pilot "The Quickening," will play a team member who is a veteran cop and intelligence specialist.

"Most Likely," from 20th and Imagine, is a multicamera comedy that revolves around a group of people (one played by Hahn) who face adult reality after being child superstars.

"Piggy," from ABC Studios, revolves around two adult siblings who, after falling on hard times, are forced to move back into their childhood home with their eldest brother and his wife (Hayes). The "Worst Week" actress is repped by Innovative and manager David Sweeney.

"Nirvana," from 20th, is a multicamera ensemble comedy about an Indian-American man, his brother (Ambudkar) and their friends and immigrant parents. Ambudkar is repped by Gersh and Lou Viola Management.

The single-camera "Endings," from Sony TV, revolves around a couple who break up at the altar, forcing them to figure out how to maintain friendships. In his first pilot role, Wayans, who recurred on his father's ABC sitcom "My Wife and Kids," will play a friend of the groom. He is repped by WME.
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